I’ve actually seen this recipe circling the internet for a while now and it’s name caught my attention straight away.
Now you may be looking at this thinking it doesn’t look all that pleasant but don’t judge a book by it’s cover people, this is quite honestly a plate of pure perfection! You’ll just have to take my word for it.
Like I said, I’ve seen this recipe circling the internet but the main account which really sold it to me was Pinch Of Nom. Now, we all know my love for PON and their creations, I’ve shared a fair few of their recipes here on my blog and honestly, I’m constantly inspired by them and their low calorie meals. They have a way of making EVERYTHING they make look and sound so damn good.
Now, my version I’m sharing with you today is totally inspired by PON but isn’t using all the same ingredients, you know me, I like to chop and change ingredients to suit my families preferences. But, if you’d like to check out the original recipe to see the changes I’ve made, then here’s the link: https://pinchofnom.com/recipes/cheesy-fajita-orzotto/.
I think this might be my most favourite PON inspired recipe I’ve ever made. I know! That’s a big claim coming from someone who practically falls in love with every single recipe they make but this just takes the flag for me. It packs a real punch in flavour and left my family wanting more… that’s how you know a recipes good, right?
So, trust me when I say, don’t sleep on this my friends. If you are even the slightest bit interested in what todays recipe has to offer, then get making it asap. You won’t regret it, I can promise you that!
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes
Overall Time: 35-40 Minutes
Ingredients You Need:
- 400g Of Ground Beef
- 200g Of Orzo
- 1 Onion, Diced
- 2 Peppers, Diced
- 1/2 Packet Of ASDA Sizzling Fajita Seasoning
- 3tsp Of Garlic Granules
- 2tsp Of Tomato Puree
- 1 Beef Stock Cube
- 600ml Of Boiling Water
- 120g Of 50% Less Fat Cheddar Cheese
- 50g Of Mozzarella Cheese
How To Make Orzotto:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients.
- Secondly, on a pan over a medium to high heat, fry the ground beef until the beef has browned.
- Now, add the diced onion and diced peppers into the same frying pan and fry with the beef until the onions have gone soft.
- Next, add and mix in the 3tsp of garlic granules and 1/2 a packet of fajita seasoning.
- Add in the 2tsp of tomato puree and allow to cook for a minute.
- In a jug, add the 600ml of boiling water and 1 beef stock cube and mix together.
- Add the stock cube into the pan and bring to the boil.
- Once its boiling, add 200g of orzo into the pan and stir well (TIP: ensure that the orzo is covered by the stock cube water.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and allow to cook for around 15-20 minutes, making sure you stir every few minutes so the orzo doesn’t catch to the bottom of the pan.
- After the 20 minutes, the orzo should be cooked and the liquid absorbed, if not, allow to cook for a while longer with the lid off. the consistency should be like a risotto.
- When the liquid has been absorbed, stir in 120g of cheddar cheese and 50g of mozzarella until its melted.
- Finally, once the cheese has melted, dollop into a bowl and serve.
That’s your Cheesy Fajita Orzotto prepared, cooked and ready for you to enjoy!
I wish the pictures did this dish justice but take my word for it, if your a fajita lover, you will absolutely LOVE this dish.
I’d never actually heard of this dish before it started going viral online but I’m so damn pleased to now have it in my life because I’ll be cooking this for everyone. So, if your coming to my house for dinner anytime soon, you’ll now know what to expect. Sorry not sorry haha.
Let me know in the comments below if you make this dish yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it. Have you ever tried or even heard of Orzotto before?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,
I’m always looking for something different to try for dinner and I love the look of this recipe Elle! Thanks for sharing about it. I love orzo!
This is a must try! It’s quickly become one of my favourite dinners to make my family and friends. Orzo is delicious, isn’t it? Works perfectly with these ingredients. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Omg this looks so good. You had me at fajita anything 🤣 We’ll have to try this here.
I’m the same! any recipe that has the word fajita in it, I’m straight on the website buying ingredients haha. This really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow… that’s his fajitas looks yummy. You make me wanna try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
I wish the pictures done this recipe justice as it is honestly super yummy! I’m fully in love. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I love fajitas so this sounds like a great recipe for me to try out! It looks like it tastes good!
You can’t beat a fajita, can you? It really is a must try dinner, I LOVE it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Ooh this looks amazing! My sister’s vegetarian and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes she can use so I’ll make sure to send this over to her. Thank you so much for sharing x
This is such a perfect recipe for those who are veggie! I hope she loves it as much as we do. It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Ooh I haven’t seen this type of dish before, it looks delicious! x
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I hadn’t myself until it starting seeing it all over my Instagram and I instantly knew I had to get cooking it! It really is delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Wow! I’ve never seen this kind of meal before and it looks so tasty. This is definitely up my street as I like all the flavours and ingredients. Thank you for sharing x
I hadn’t myself until it started popping up all over my Instagram. I knew I had to try it instantly and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. It’s blooming delicious and a must try! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I never heard the word fajita before but I bet this must be delicious. It looks so tasty, Elle! I always love your recipe x
Oh fajitas are just the best and this recipe uses fajita seasoning which is blooming delicious! Defiantly a must try if it sounds up your street. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Elle, your one-pot cheesy orzotto dish looks so rich and creamy. Love orzo pasta. I made a few dishes using orzo I found it goes well with any protein item. Appreciate you sharing your recipe.
It really is! It’s such a delicious pasta, isn’t it? It works perfectly with this recipe, I’m obsessed. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Sometimes the least aesthetically pleasing dishes are the best tasting ones so I have no problem trying things that don’t necessarily LOOK amazing because you can almost taste the flavour through these photos! Sounds like a lovely dish 🙂 x
Amen to that girl! Honestly, it’s rich, creamy and packed full of flavour – it’s just delicious. I’m slightly obsessed haha! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Mmm this looks delicious. I am actually quite a fussy eater but trying to be adventurous so will definitely have to try this out x
This is defiantly the perfect dish to try! It’s packed full of delicious flavours. I hope you love it as much as we do. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I LOVE fajitas and the orzotto looks so good! I’ll have to try it one day, but I would just sub the beef for vegetarian mince.