This is a simple recipe for a dish that is very comforting: meatballs with orzo (that we call in French langues d'oiseaux or birds' tongues because of their shape).
- One pound ground turkey
- One pound beef (80 /20)
- 1 cup of orzo
- 5 carrots
- 1 1/2 cup peas
- olive oil
- 1 bottle of guiness
- salt & pepper
Step 1: preparation of the vegetables
Well, the main preparation will be for the carrots that should be cut in small cubes. As you can see, I used frozen peas that I found very practical compared to canned ones or even fresh ones.
Step 2: preparation of the meatballs
Similar to my burgers, I prepare meatballs simply with salt, pepper and...a bit of guiness!
I will add the beer until fully incorporated in the meat (approximately half the bottle goes and you know what to do with the rest...). In a pan, on medium heat, I will sear the meatballs (cook them quickly on each side, turning them from time to time so each side is seared.
Step 3: cooking
Put the meatballs in a dutch oven. Add salt, pepper, the orzo, the carrots and the peas. Add water until all the ingredients are covered and cook at medium heat. Cook until the water evaporates.
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