Beef Orzo Soup

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by sweetomato

Although I have not tried it yet, it sounds good and I wanted to save it to my cookbook for later. It came from's newsletter.

Top Review by bmcnichol

Made for Spring PAC 2008. This was good and easy to make. I did change it up a bit as I thought it had too much liquid for our tastes. I used 2 pounds of meat, 3 quarts of water, 6 ounces of tomato paste and a pound of orzo pasta. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. It was tasty and something different for us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, brown the beef cubes on all sides with the onion. Season with salt and pepper. Add the water Bring to a boil. Skim off any residue that is on the top of the water. Lower the heat to medium and cook for an hour.
  2. Add the beef soup base according to instructions on the brand you use. Add the carrots and celery. Continue to simmer on medium, while the pan is covered for an additional 30 minutes,or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Taste and add more pepper and salt if needed. In another pan cook the pasta till just done as instructed on the package. Drain and add to the soup pot. Serve with Parmesan cheese on the side.

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