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

Make this dish in just 15 minutes of your time. Then it remains only to wait for it to cook. This healthy and filling recipe will also keep you full for a long time. You can serve it with homemade Turkish-style mint buttermilk on the side.

It also allows as many vegetables as you want in this dish, so you can add any vegetables you wish to during cooking, such as carrots and zucchini.

Try it 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


    Step 1

    Use a wide but shallow pan. Put the pan on the stove on low heat and wait a short time for it to heat up. Meanwhile, cut the onions into fine cubes.

    Step 2

    Chop the peppers into rings. Add sunflower oil to the pan. Then add the butter. When the butter melts, add the onions and fry for a while.

    Step 3

    Add the chopped peppers after the onions have been roasted briefly. Immediately after, add diced beef and continue frying. Put the orzo in a wire strainer, wash thoroughly and drain. Then add it to the meat and fry it all for a while. Add tomato and pepper paste and mix. Add beef stock and water.

    Step 4

    Turn up the heat and close the lid of the pot. When the water boils, reduce the heat and cook (covered) until the water is completely gone. Stir the food once the orzo has fully absorbed the water. Flat the surface of the dish with a large wooden spoon.

    Place a paper towel between the pan and pan lid to infuse well.


  • Do not open the lid for 40 minutes after the food is cooked. Then remove the paper towel, mix the food once more, and serve.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


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

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