Low Cholesterol Beef Orzo Recipe | One Pan

This extra delicious beef orzo recipe reduces your dinner prep to 15 minutes. This is quite different from the usual tastes, not just beef orzo. Here is a Turkish-style beef orzo pilaf.

What is the Beef Orzo Recipe?

We devised a different recipe, which is highly preferred among Turkish dishes. You may not have tried this dish before, but if you give it a chance, you can be sure it will become one of your favorites.

Orzo is a low-calorie kind of wheat. They are added to salads and many dishes in various countries. This wheat is quite tasty, but consider its compatibility with beef… This combination creates a unique flavor.

It can put you off some meaty recipes, especially if you’re experiencing a high cholesterol level. However, adopting a low-cholesterol diet means getting less than 200mg of cholesterol daily. 1 portion of the beef orzo recipe contains approximately 50mg of cholesterol, which is ideal.

Cholesterol is a severe disease. Before trying a new recipe and significantly changing your diet, consult your doctor and get his/her approval first.

Along with a high flavor and low cholesterol level, they also contain a high fiber level. This is the key to a healthy digestive system.

Now that you know enough about this meal, let’s move on to the step-by-step recipe and learn how to create this beauty.

Beef Orzo Recipe

Low Cholesterol Beef Orzo Recipe

Yield: 4

Beef Orzo Recipe

Beef Orzo Recipe

Prepare this dish in just 15 minutes of your time, then wait for it to cook. This healthy and satisfying recipe will keep you full for a long time. Serve it with homemade Turkish-style mint buttermilk on the side.

Feel free to add as many vegetables as you like to this dish. You can include any vegetables you desire, such as carrots and zucchini.

Give it a try with Turkish mint buttermilk, then share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Orzo (4/5 cups)
  • Beef (200g)
  • Green pepper (1 pepper)
  • Tomato paste (1 1/2 tbsp)
  • Pepper paste (1/2 tbsp – optional)
  • Sunflower oil (3 tbsp)
  • Butter (1 tbsp)
  • Yellow onion (1, medium)
  • Water (1 1/2 cups)
  • Beef stock (1/2 cup)
  • Fresh parsley (Topping, optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place a wide but shallow pan on the stove over low heat. Allow it to heat up briefly. Meanwhile, finely dice the onions and chop the peppers into rings.
  2. Add sunflower oil to the pan, followed by the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the onions and sauté briefly.
  3. After sautéing the onions, add the chopped peppers to the pan and continue cooking. Next, add the diced beef and continue frying.
  4. Meanwhile, rinse the orzo in a wire strainer, ensuring it is thoroughly washed and drained. Add the orzo to the pan with the meat and vegetables, and fry everything together briefly.
  5. Incorporate the tomato and pepper paste into the mixture, followed by the beef stock and water. Increase the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
  6. Once the water reaches a boil, reduce the heat and simmer (covered) until the liquid has completely evaporated. Stir the dish once the orzo has absorbed all the liquid. Use a large wooden spoon to flatten the surface of the dish.
  7. Place a paper towel between the pan and the lid for optimal flavor infusion.


After the food has finished cooking, refrain from opening the lid for 40 minutes. Then, remove the paper towel, give the food a final mix, and it's ready to serve.

Garnish each serving with chopped fresh parsley for added flavor and presentation.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 390Trans Fat 22gCholesterol 50mgNet Carbohydrates 37gProtein 20g
Bon appétit!

See also

How to Make Crispy Fried Egg?

Traditional White Bean Stew Recipe | With Beef Pepperoni

Are Eggs Bad for High Cholesterol?

Skip to Recipe