Easy Cheeseburger Skillet Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

Easy Cheeseburger Skillet is a total winner of a meal. Easy to prepare, delicious to eat, simple to clean up!

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We all look forward to our big Thanksgiving meal and no matter what you serve, be it turkey or ham the leftovers are a big part of the meal. I know in our house, the first leftovers to go are the buttermilk mashed potatoes, gravy, and easy cornbread stuffing.

Never mind that the potatoes are stiff and lumpy and that the stuffing is a little less moist then when first served; but that's ok with us. We pile the leftovers onto our plate right next to our thick turkey sandwich. We eat the entire plate with just as much excitement as we did during the holiday. It's the next meal where things go south.

The next time we pull out the leftover we find that the turkey meat has been picked over; all that's left is maybe a leg and the dark meat. And the only side dishes left in the fridge is the sweet potato casserole and the cranberry sauce. The family will scrunch up their faces and quietly place everything back into the fridge. Then they helplessly and expectantly look at me.

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My secret weapon during these moments is super simple skillet meals like this cheeseburger skillet dinner. They take less than 30 minutes, require only one pot and are usually made with ingredients I already have.

This cheeseburger skillet dinner starts with lean ground beef, onions and seasoning. I add orzo (my favorite) and beef broth and allow the mixture to thicken. I finish off the dish with mustard, tomatoes, pickles, and of course cheese!

This skillet meal is hearty and flavorful and despite the fact that my family hates mustard and pickles (they are so weird), they managed to eat it all up! Keep this recipe in your back pocket, and when your family is sick of turkey, you'll have just the meal to make!

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Easy Cheeseburger Skillet Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Diced Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Orzo Pasta
  • 4 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Mustard
  • 1/3 cup Diced Pickles
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Roma Tomato, Chopped


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large, deep, ovenproof skillet. Add ground beef. Crumble and cook the beef until browned. Stir in onions and cook another 1-2 minutes or until soft. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, thyme, basil and salt. Add orzo to skillet and cover with beef broth.
  2. Bring broth to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed, about 12-15 minutes. Stir in mustard and pickles.
  3. Preheat broiler. Place skillet under broiler for just a minute or until cheese has melted. Remove and top with freshly chopped tomatoes.


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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 197
Calories 381

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
  Saturated Fat 11g
Sodium 576mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

About Tanya

Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.

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