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Saucy Italian Orzo

Orzo is a fun twist in this hearty, saucy Italian dish. Spinach not only provides color and flavor, but also gives this meal a healthy kick. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, orzo and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until orzo is tender. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 340 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1054mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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