Orzo and Beef Casserole (TNT)

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Orzo and Beef Casserole (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:56 pm

This is a great recipe....a little twist because of using orzo instead of your regular kinds of pasta. I couldn't find any whole wheat orzo so I just used regular orzo.....YUM!---It makes a lot too so plenty for leftovers!!

Orzo and Beef Casserole.
source: Cooking with Mel
Let's get down to business. Here is what you need:

1 ½ cups whole wheat orzo
1 ½ pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons onion powder
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (29 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup crumbled reduced – fat feta cheese
1 tablespoons grated Romano cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Grease casserole dish
Cook orzo according to package directions, drain. Rinse under cold running
water, drain again. Transfer to a large bowl
Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over
medium-high heat. Add beef, cook, breaking it apart with wooden spoon, until
browned & season with pepper, onion powder, and garlic.

When the beef is cooked, add the tomatoes and allow to simmer for 5 minutes

Transfer the beef and tomatoes to the orzo bowl and mix in the feta cheese
Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, sprinkle with Romano

Bake for about 25 minutes
Recipe source: Our Kitchen Table yahoo group, submitted by jacobsgranny



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