Lemony Beef and Orzo Bowls
with Feta and Peppers
From zesty lemon to creamy feta, this meal is packed with flavours the whole family will love. Pick and choose ingredients so that everyone gets a bowl full of their favourites!
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Feta Cheese, crumbled
Sweet Bell Pepper
Tomato Sauce Base
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Zest Guide for Step 4: 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) mild, 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) medium and 1 tsp (2 tsp) zesty! 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. Meanwhile, core, then cut pepper into 1/2-inch pieces. Halve tomatoes. Roughly chop spinach. Zest, then juice half the lemon (whole lemon for 4 ppl). Cut any remaining lemon into wedges.
Add orzo to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Drain and return orzo to the same pot, off heat. Add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter. Stir until melted, 1 min. Cover and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tsp (2 tsp) oil, then peppers, tomatoes and half the garlic salt. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 5-6 min. Stir in 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) water. Transfer veggies to a plate, then cover to keep warm.
Reheat the same pan over medium. When hot, add 1 tsp (2 tsp) oil, then beef. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Carefully drain and discard excess fat. Add tomato sauce base and remaining garlic salt. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1-2 min. Remove from heat. Season with pepper. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) lemon zest over top, then stir to combine. (NOTE: Reference zest guide.) Cover to keep warm.
Add spinach and lemon juice to the pot with orzo. Stir until spinach wilts, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Divide orzo between bowls. Top with veggies and beef. Sprinkle with feta.Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.