Beef Orzo Soup
- Total Time
To save time, buy the mushrooms already sliced in a package.
uncooked onion(s)1 medium, chopped
uncooked lean ground beef¾ pound(s), (5% or less fat)
cremini mushroom(s)3 cup(s), thinly sliced fresh or white mushrooms
dried thyme1 ½ tsp
dried sage1 tsp, rubbed
canned beef broth4 cup(s), low sodium
uncooked orzo¾ cup(s)
uncooked Swiss chard11 oz, (1 bunch) stemmed and chopped
table salt½ tsp
black pepper⅛ tsp, freshly ground
- Spray a large nonstick saucepan with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 3 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the thyme and sage; cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add the broth, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the orzo, Swiss chard, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, about 8 minutes. Yields 1 1/2 cups per serving.