Lean Beef Cacciatore

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses

Losing weight, doesn’t mean you need to nix the beef: This slimmed-down Beef Cacciatore recipe puts the spotlight on a dark meat delicacy dieters often avoid!

It adds sweet bell peppers, vitamin-D-containing mushrooms and snap peas for a fun, savory dinner anyone could have room in their heart (and stomachs) for. Garlic, onion and tomato just elevate the flavor profile. So, if you want a meal that satisfies, your answer is just about 35 minutes away.

The Beef Cacciatore offers up a SmartCarb, two PowerFuels, two Vegetables and two Extras all under 500 calories! So, make it a flex dinner. Log it in the NuMi app here >

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Servings: 3

Calories per Serving: 448

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 2 Vegetables and 2 Extras


  • 1 lb. lean beef, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup snap peas
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat orzo, cooked


  1. Heat one tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large, nonstick skillet
  2. Add the beef and sauté both sides until it’s brown.
  3. Remove the beef and set it aside.
  4. Heat the remaining oil, adding pepper, onion, mushrooms, snap peas, tomatoes and garlic to the skillet. Sauté it for 5 minutes.
  5. Return the beef to skillet and add the tomato paste and basil.
  6. Cover, lower the heat and simmer for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine with the orzo.
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