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Greek Beef and Orzo (lighter recipe)

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Greek Beef and Orzo (lighter recipe)
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 23 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy the same flavorful Greek beef and pasta taste in a lighter, easy one-skillet meal.
Updated Jul 14, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) 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 Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)

Steps

  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Orzo looks a lot like rice, but it actually is pasta.
  • tip 2
    Serve this tasty dish with pita bread, a popular bread from the Middle East.

Nutrition

310 Calories, 13 g Total Fat, 27 g Protein, 23 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
115
Total Fat
13 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Cholesterol
70 mg
Sodium
690 mg
Potassium
630 mg
Total Carbohydrate
23 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
27 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
12%
12%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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