Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

The flavor of Greece in less than an hour!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling.
  2. Add beef pieces, cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned (7 to 10 minutes).
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese and parsley.
  4. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil (3 to 5 minutes).
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender (10 to 12 minutes).
  6. To serve, top each serving with cheese and garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

Wonderful soup that is so simple and is so good, plus it goes together in a snap -- perfect for the fall. We will be having this often this fall/winter season. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ November 06, 2005

This soup was soooooooooo good! I switched one can of tomatoes out for tomato sauce (personal preference). It seemed a bit thin as a result so I threw in a pinch of flour - came out perfect. Also added just a bit more orzo (it's my favorite pasta). Might also add a few more olives next time. Made for company and we each scarfed down a huge bowl full! Thanks Lorac! I will definitely make this again!

flower7 October 07, 2005

This recipe gets 4 stars for how easy it was to make. But only 3 stars on taste because for the kalamata olives. I've never had these olives before and found out that I do not care for the taste of them. Lorac, thank you for the recipe, as I will be making it again just minus the olives.

Charlotte J January 24, 2005