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Cheesy Tex-Mex Orzo Skillet

Cheesy Tex-Mex Orzo Skillet

with Tortilla Crumble and Sour Cream

Say hello to this satisfying meal, full of flavour and heartiness, a full- on fiesta for the taste buds! Lean ground beef is cooked with a zesty Mexican seasoning before being finished in a skillet with orzo, sweet peppers and cheesy tortilla crumble topper.

Family Friendly

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

Preparation Time35 minutes


serving amount

250 g

Ground Beef

170 g


(Contains Wheat)

160 g

Sweet Bell Pepper

½ cup

Cheddar Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

1 unit

Green Onion

6 tbsp

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

85 g

Tortilla Chips

2 tbsp

Tomato Sauce Base

2 unit

Beef Broth Concentrate

1 tbsp

Mexican Seasoning

1 tsp

Garlic Salt

Not included in your delivery

1 tbsp


(Contains Milk)

0.06 tsp


0.06 tsp



Nutrition Values

Calories1100 kcal
Fat54 g
Saturated Fat22 g
Carbohydrate105 g
Sugar11 g
Dietary Fiber9 g
Protein49 g
Cholesterol135 mg
Sodium1810 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.


Large Pot
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Medium Bowl
Baking Sheet
Large Oven-Proof Pan


Cook Orzo

Before starting, preheat the oven to 425˚F. Wash and dry all produce. Add 6 cups water and 1 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.Add orzo to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min.Reserve 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) pasta water, then drain and return orzo to the same pot, off heat.Add half the garlic salt and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter. Stir until melted, 1-2 min. Cover and set aside.


Meanwhile core, then cut pepper into 1/2-inch pieces.Thinly slice green onion.

Make tortilla crumble

Cut open one end of tortilla chip package. Using a rolling pin or pot, crush chips in packaging until approx. 1/2 inch in size. Add crumbled chips and 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil to an unlined baking sheet. Season with 1 tsp (2 tsp) Mexican seasoning. Toss to coat. Bake in the middle of the oven, stirring halfway through, until toasted and fragrant, 2-3 min.

Cook beef and peppers

Heat a large oven-proof pan over medium-high heat.When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then beef and peppers. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 5-6 min.**Carefully drain and discard excess fat.Add broth concentrate, tomato sauce base, remaining garlic salt, remaining Mexican Seasoning and 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) reserved pasta water. Stir to combine.

Bake skillet

Add orzo to pan with meat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then stir to combine. (NOTE: If you don't have an oven-proof pan, carefully transfer mixture to an 8x8-inch baking dish [9x13-inch for 4 ppl]).Sprinkle tortilla crumble overtop.Sprinkle cheese over top.Bake in the middle of the oven until cheese is melted, 3-5 min.

Finish and serve

Divide orzo between bowls.Dollop sour cream over top.Sprinkle green onions over top.