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Beef and Orzo Skillet

 Beef and Orzo Skillet
Not only does this recipe make tasty use of any leftover brisket, it also cooks up in one pot, making cleanup a cinch. Fire-roasted tomatoes and your favorite barbecue sauce make this a bona-fide belly warmer! —Margie Williams, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup halved fresh mushrooms
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked beef brisket
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  • Saute the mushrooms, celery, pepper and onion in oil in a Dutch oven
  • until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is
  • tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.