My mother has been serving this Ground Beef and Orzo dish for as long as I can remember. It’s a staple of my childhood. It’s the perfect dish to come home to when you’ve had a rough day. Call it Greek comfort food.
When the water comes to boil, add the orzo and 1 tbsp. salt and cook for 15 minutes, or until the orzo is opaque. Note: If you use a brand other than Misko, follow the package instructions.
While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil on medium high heat in a large dutch oven. Saute the onion, garlic, and ground beef. until the beef is no longer pink, Stir in salt, pepper, and cinnamon. (about 5-7 minutes).
Add your tomato, bring to a boil, and simmer on low for 20 minutes. By now, your orzo should be almost ready!
Stir orzo into ground beef mixture and combine well. Taste and adjust your seasonings. Cook on medium to low heat for another 10 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
Serve with parmigian or fontina cheese.Have you tried my Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken and Potatoes yet? What are you waiting for?