Beef and Orzo Skillet

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


5 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Beef and Orzo Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 368 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 946mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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