Crockpot Beef and Farro Stew

You might think that for someone who loves cooking and creating recipes, I never get tired of it. Hahaha if only that were the case, there are certainly days when I just want a meal to appear with very little effort from me. That’s why I love this recipe so much, you just add everything to the crock pot and it does all of the work for you.

Powerhouse Stew

This stew is filled with organic grass-fed beef, organic vegetables, homemade bone broth and emmer farro. This recipe is packed with wonderful nutrients that will keep your body fueled during a busy day or a quiet weekend at home.

What is Farro?

You might be asking what is Farro. Farro is an ancient wheat grain that is similar to barley. Farro is packed full of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s a great alternative to rice, quinoa or buckwheat. It can be eaten alone or in soups, stews or on salads. You can also make it sweet by adding it to yogurt and berries, similar to granola. Before it’s cooked it looks similar to rice.

Let’s get Started

There is really not much to do with this recipe except add all of the ingredients to the crockpot, set the timer and go. I guess to be picky, I would add the ingredients in a specific order.

  • Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Farro
  • Herbs
  • Broth
  • Water

Once you have added everything to your crock pot, set to low for 6 hours. Time can also depend on the crock pot, our pot cooks hot so even on low it would probably done in 4 hours. You will also notice in the picture below my bone broth is frozen, so that is why it looks different.

I know you will love this recipe for the flavors and quick prep but also for the wonderful health benefits and with winter approaching we all need that little extra bump in our immune system. Enjoy 💗

Crockpot Beef and Farro Stew

This delicious stew is full of all kinds of yummy meats and vegetables. You are sure to love the ease of just adding all ingredients to the crockpot and done.
1.60 from 5 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Soup, Stew
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 10 People
Calories: 224kcal
Author: besties.with.biceps@gmail.com

Ingredients

  • 21 oz Beef Grass Fed Stew Meat
  • 5 oz Carrots Chopped
  • 2.5 oz Onion Chopped
  • 4 oz Celery Chopped Stalks and Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Farro Uncooked
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano Dried
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 cups Bone Broth Or you can use chicken, vegetable, beef broth
  • 1 cup Water

Arrowroot Mixture – Thickens the stew

  • 2 tsp Arrowroot
  • 1/4 cup Water

Instructions

  • Start by adding your grass-fed beef to the crockpot
  • Then add your carrots, onions and celery (you could add corn, zucchini, mushrooms)
  • Next up add your uncooked farro and seasonings except the salt. I would wait until it's cooked to add salt.
  • Pour your broth and water over the top and stir everything up.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the meat is cooked through and is falling apart.
  • To thicken the soup I like to use arrowroot. About 10-15 minutes before serving add your arrowroot to 1/4 cup of water. Stir until dissolved. Once dissolved add to your stew and stir consistently until it thickens. If you want it to thicken more, make another batch of the arrowroot mixture and add to the stew.

Nutrition

Sodium: 116mg | Calcium: 32mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 2419IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 286mg | Cholesterol: 42mg | Calories: 224kcal | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 17g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 2mg

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