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skillet with rice, feta cheese, ground beef, diced tomatoes, and basil leaves

One-Pot Ground Beef And Feta Risotto

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This greek-style risotto with a beef recipe is perfect for a busy family lifestyle. Made in one pan with simple ingredients. It’s gluten-free, served in less than 30 minutes, and requires a minimum (only 7) ingredients.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 690 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup rice arborio kind is the best for this
  • 1 can diced tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup feta cheese cubed
  • 1/3 cup basil Leaves


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Using a large skillet on medium-high heat brown the beef till no longer pink.
  • Rinse the rice till the water runs clear.
  • Add rinsed rice, add tomatoes, add water, salt, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil. Once boiling reduces the heat, cover, and simmer on low.
  • Cube the feta cheese, approximately 1/4 inch in size.
  • Once the rice is cooked and water evaporated, add feta cheese, stir well. 
  • Add basil leaves before serving.


-Optional. Sprinkle with olive oil when serving.
-To make this recipe grain-free and low-carb, use riced cauliflower instead.
-The basil could be replaced with spinach.


Calories: 690kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 32gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1342mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 424IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 314mgIron: 4mg
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