I believe this was a recipe from Publix Apron's Simple Meals. It's kind of 'semi-homemade', using several convenience items. That makes its quick and simple. And it feels nice and homey when the weather is cooler.
ORZO BEEF STEW
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup diced onions
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup matchstick carrots
1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon (or packaged bacon pieces)
1 (17 ounce) package fully cooked beef roast au jus (Hormel)
1 (14 ounce) can Italian green beans, drained
1 cup beef broth (or 1/2 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup red wine)
1 cup orzo
Cook onions, mushrooms, carrots and bacon in olive oil in a large saucepan. Cook several minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and begin to brown. Stir in meat, breaking it up with a spoon. Add green beans, broth and orzo. Stir. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings