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One-Pot Beef Orzotto

One-Pot Beef Orzotto

with Cheesy Breadcrumbs

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Everything is better topped with crispy, cheesy breadcrumbs. If we’re being honest, this magical mixture could be sprinkled on just about anything and we’d happily dig in, no questions asked. What makes this dish so special is that it’s already incredible on its own, so the crunchy crust is really just the cherry on top (literally!) In it, you’ll find toasted orzo pasta, Italian-seasoned beef, and tender bites of zucchini, all enrobed in a silky tomato sauce. The fact that it all comes together in one pot is even more reason to love it.

Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

Zucchini

2 unit

Scallions

10 ounce

Ground Beef

1 tablespoon

Italian Seasoning

6 ounce

Orzo Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

3 tablespoon

Tomato Paste

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(ContainsWheat)

¼ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

½ tablespoon

Olive Oil

2 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)4058 kJ
Calories970 kcal
Fat48 g
Saturated Fat20 g
Carbohydrate92 g
Sugar15 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein42 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium430 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Box Greater
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Plate
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Prep
Prep
1

Preheat broiler to high or oven to 500 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Trim ends from zucchini, then grate on the large holes of a box grater. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens.

Cook Beef
Cook Beef
2

Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat (use an ovenproof pan if you have one). Add beef, ½ TBSP Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook, breaking meat up into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Turn off heat; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Wipe out pan.

Cook Zucchini
Cook Zucchini
3

Heat another drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and scallion whites. Cook, stirring, until lightly browned and softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat; transfer to plate with beef. Wipe out pan.

Cook Orzo
Cook Orzo
4

Melt 1 TBSP butter in same pan over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo. Toast, stirring often, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Stir in stock concentrate, tomato paste, 2½ cups water, and remaining Italian Seasoning. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until orzo is al dente, about 10 minutes. (TIP: If mixture seems dry, stir in another ½ cup water.)

Top Orzo
Top Orzo
5

In a medium bowl, combine panko, cheese, ½ TBSP olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drain any excess liquid from beef and zucchini; stir into pan with orzo. Stir in 1 TBSP butter until melted. Turn off heat. Season with salt and pepper. (TIP: If your pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture now to a baking dish.) Sprinkle with panko mixture.

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve
6

Place orzo under broiler (surface should be about 3 inches from flame). Broil until panko is golden brown and cheese has melted, 2-3 minutes. (TIP: Keep an eye out for any burning.) Remove from oven, then scatter with scallion greens and divide between plates.