There’s nothing better than a one pot meal when you’re cooking for a family. This one pot orzo bolognese is just delicious. The best bolognese ever! Think bolognese risotto and pile on the parmesan!
A rich and tasty bolognese sauce packed with vegetables and herbs, the orzo pasta thrown in for the last ten minutes of cooking. A great weeknight meal, low on fuss and big on flavour and when cooking for a family that’s what counts.
To make up a delicious pan of orzo bolognese simply sauté finely chopped garlic, onions, carrots, celery and pepper in olive oil for ten minutes to soften, add the minced beef and stir briskly to brown. Add the chopped tinned tomatoes and some water. Season with dried oregano, salt and pepper.
Bring the pan to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for around 40 minutes. The orzo is just added for the last ten minutes.
Serve the orzo bolognese with a scattering of parmesan and some fine green beans.
Couldn’t be easier! One of the best parts of this meal is that anything leftover tastes amazing warmed up the next day. This is really easy family food that tastes amazing.
You could always double up the recipe and freeze half of the bolognese for another meal before adding the orzo.
Delicious one pan Italian family meal all the family will love.
- olive oil
- 2 carrots - finely diced
- 2 celery sticks - finely sliced
- onion - finely diced
- red pepper - finely diced
- 2 cloves of garlic - finely diced
- 500g minced beef
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper
- 300g orzo pasta
- 250ml beef stock
- Add a splash of olive oil to a large pan - sauté the carrots, celery, onion, pepper and garlic for around 10 minutes.
- Add the minced beef and briskly stir to brown.
- Add the tins of chopped tomatoes and 2 tins of water.
- Season with salt, pepper and add the oregano.
- Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 40 minutes.
- After 30 minutes tip in the orzo pasta and add the beef stock. Cook with the lid off for the remaining 10 minutes.