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Beef and Farro Stew


This hearty and cozy beef and farro stew is made with ingredients that could be found in the pantry or picked up at any grocery store. It’s filling and made in one pot, with fewer dishes to wash.

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white bowl filled with Ground Beef Farro Stew

Key Ingredients

ingredients for Ground Beef Farro Stew

Ingredient Notes

  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • 4 stalks of celery , diced small
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 cup of farro, rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (26.5 oz or 750 g or 3 cups)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 cans of red beans (rinsed)

How to Make It

1. Gather the ingredients. Heat a large dutch oven pot on medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of ghee. Trim and dice celery small, add to the pot and saute for 3-4 minutes till it gets soft.

diced celery on the cutting board

2. To the same pot add ground beef, use a wooden spoon to break down large chunks, cook till no longer red.

3. Rinse farro till water runs clear and not white, add to the pot.

rinsed farro in the measuring cup

4. Add a can of diced tomatoes, 5 cups of water, salt, bring to boil.

5. Once the stew is boiling reduce the heat to low, cover with top leaving the small opening, and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

6. While stew is cooking open and rinse the beans. Add to the pot at the end.

dutch oven pot with Ground Beef Farro Stew

Recipe Tips

Healthy tip. If possible use meat from a grass-fed cow.

Variations. Add some more flavor if desire, great with a splash of apple cider vinegar, cumin spice or paprika spice.

Serve with shredded cheese on top or a dollop of yogurt.

To make this dish gluten-free use quinoa or millet instead of farro.

a spoon full of Ground Beef Farro Stew

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white bowl filled with Ground Beef Farro Stew

Easy Beef Stew With Farro

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This hearty and cozy stew made with simple real food ingredients that could be picked up at any grocery store. Filling and made in one-pot, fewer dishes to wash.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 403 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 4 stalks celery diced small
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup farro rinsed
  • 26.5 oz diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 can red beans rinsed

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Heat a large dutch oven pot on medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of ghee. Trim and dice celery small, add to the pot and saute for 3-4 minutes till it gets soft.
  • To the same pot add ground beef, use a wooden spoon to break down large chunks, cook till no longer red.
  • Rinse farro till water runs clear and not white, add to the pot.
  • Add a can of diced tomatoes, 5 cups of water, salt, bring to boil.
  • Once the stew is boiling reduce the heat to low, cover with top leaving the small opening, and simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  • While stew is cooking open and rinse the beans. Add to the pot at the end.

Notes

-If possible use meat from a grass-fed cow. 
-Add some more flavor if desire, great with a splash of apple cider vinegar, cumin spice, or paprika spice.
-Serve with shredded cheese on top or a dollop of yogurt.
-To make this dish gluten-free use quinoa or millet instead of farro.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 22gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 1072mgPotassium: 880mgFiber: 13gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 6mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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