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Ground Beef Orzo (Giouvetsi)

Ground Beef Orzo - Giouvetsi
Ground Beef Orzo (Giouvetsi)

Ground Beef Orzo (Giouvetsi)

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 2 votes

Discover the art of Giouvetsi, a Greek masterpiece that marries ground beef with orzo pasta. Dive into a culinary adventure as we guide you through each step of creating this savory delight. Experience the essence of Greece’s culinary excellence right in your own kitchen.

Course: MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 cup Orzo

  • 3 cups Water

  • 450 g Ground beef

  • 100 g Tomato passata

  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 100 g Olive oil

  • 200 g Meltable Cheese

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 2 Onions, finely chopped

  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 10 Cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters

  • 1/2 bunch Parsley, finely chopped

  • Salt and Pepper

Recipe directions

  • Place a pan over heat and add some olive oil. Wait for the oil to heat up.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and sauté.
  • Add the ground beef and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add the chopped parsley, tomato paste, sugar and stir.
  • Add the orzo, paprika, salt, pepper and sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Add the tomato passata, water and stir. Simmer for the time specified on the package of the orzo.
  • As soon as the orzo is cooked, turn off the heat and add the cherry tomatoes, parsley and stir. Add the cheese on top and cover the pan with a lid and set aside for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 44.3g 68%
    • Saturated Fat 13.8g 65%
  • Cholesterol 133mg 45%
  • Sodium 588mg 25%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1546mg 45%
  • Total Carbohydrate 57.3g 19%
    • Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
    • Sugars 14.3g
  • Protein 53.4g 106%
  • Calcium 314%
  • Iron 25%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.