What an easy and delicious one-pot meal! I did make two substitutions to give it a bit more flavor: 1) I swapped the ground beef for bulk hot Italian sausage, and 2) I used fire-roasted chopped tomatoes with basil and garlic rather than chopped tomatoes (and only used one garlic clove as a consequence). It really hit the spot, and I will definitely be making it again.
Loved this! So flavorful and delicious! Not even sure how it could be bland at all. All we changed was added a little bit of Penzy's greek seasoning because we read about the bland comments. Next time I might up the orzo to 1.5 cups too, but overall will definitely make again and again. Great for a cold night or just easy weeknight meal.
I thought that it was good but bland. After I tryed it I added some garlic salt and meat seasoning. Then it tasted better. My kids loved it. I like trying new things but my kids are a little scared to try new things. Next time I am going to try putting in a little bit of feta cheese also.
This is a great recipe! I added cannellini beans as others suggested. I think I'll try this recipe with feta cheese next time. Overall, our family enjoyed this dish and the leftovers were even more tasty! Thanks for posting it.
This is my go-to dinner for week nights. I made mine without Spinach and Tomato and it turned out delicious. I topped with fresh Parsley and grated Pecorino Romano. It's a dangerous dish... as in too easy to eat too much.
I love this easy dish! I made some changes, but think it would be good either way. I used ground turkey and chicken broth, I also adjusted the amount of meat and added some cannellini beans as suggested by another reviewer, and added some sliced mushrooms. I did need to add a bit more water to cook the pasta properly. Thanks so much for posting.
Delicious and very easy! My kids and I loved it. The only changes I made were, I used fresh spinach instead of frozen, and beef bouillon, instead of broth. This easy dish is a winner!
We just tried this tonight. I think this is a real easy recipe that is quick to make and can be switched up to whatever a person prefers. We followed everything with the exception of orzo - we added only four ounces and then one can of canellini beans. I found the beef stock was just too pungent. I am thinking next time we make this, I will use vegetable stock. Also, I found the canellini beans a great texture and would like to sub them next time entirely by using two cans instead of the orzo. I could see this to easily be converted vegetarian or ground turkey. Another great idea would be to use feta instead of parm. I believe this is a great template and will be in our dinner rotation. Thanks for a keeper!
I totally forget to write this review and share the photos. Thought I did already. This was a great flavorful meal. So quick to put together. When the hamburger was cooking I added salt, pepper and garlic salt. I didn't add all the chopped spinach, it seemed just a bit too much for me. I probably added about 1/2 the box if that. I too only used 1/2 of a large onion. Thanks for the post of this recipe Matthew.
This was a good, hearty, low fat meal! We used 1/2 of a large onion, 2 Tablespoons of fresh oregano, and frozen spinach. The only significant change we would make would be to add more seasoning to the ground beef and onions while they brown, as we thought that the meat still tasted like plain ground beef in the final dish. Also, we thought this might be good with fet cheese mixed in. A very good dish overall, thanks for posting.