Greek Beef and Orzo

The coolness of the yogurt nicely complements the spiciness in this Mediterranean dish.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 23 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
pound lean ground beef
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1
medium celery stalk, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high about 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients except yogurt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed and pasta is tender. Serve with yogurt.

Expert Tips

In Italian, orzo literally means “barley,” but it is actually a tiny, rice-shaped pasta.

Find orzo in the pasta aisle at your local grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
155 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17 g
17 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
65 mg
65 %;
Sodium
660 mg
660 %;
Total Carbohydrate
23 g
23 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
26 g
26 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.