Easy Recipe
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes

This hearty stew recipe is easy to make and comes together quickly—perfect for weeknight family dinners! I am using gluten-free orzo here but you can use regular wheat-based orzo if you are not on a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free orzo is made from corn flour and rice flour, and it can be found in the pasta section of your local grocery store. If you can't eat corn or can't find this type of gluten-free pasta, then you can substitute it with an equal amount (a heaping cup) of white jasmine rice that has been rinsed well in a fine mesh strainer under cool running water. Serve stew with a simple green salad for a nourishing family meal.

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onions
5 cloves garlic crushed
2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 medium carrots sliced
5 celery stalks chopped
8 cups water (or beef bone broth)
2 cups diced tomatoes
4 tablespoons tomato paste
8 ounces gluten-free orzo
1 bunches lacinato kale chopped
1 large handfuls parsley chopped