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Stephanie’s Orzo Beef Skillet with Kale


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1 lb ground beef

1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice

1/2 cup chicken or beef broth

1/2 cup water

8 ounces orzo

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper

4 cups chopped kale or baby spinach

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt & pepper to taste


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add beef and onions to the pan and cook until the beef is browned and the onions have softened.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.

Add the tomatoes, broth, water, orzo and seasoning.

Mix everything together, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the orzo is fully cooked.

Stir in the chopped kale/spinach until wilted.

Top with the Parmesan cheese, season with salt & pepper to taste and serve.

Tip: the flavours in this dish become some much more pronounced when it has a chance to sit for a little while! This makes it a great option for make ahead meals.