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Beef Stew with Farro Recipe


Winter is the perfect time for soups and stews. Farro, an ancient grain, adds a wonderful nuttiness and great, chewy texture to this sumptuous beef stew. Cook’s Delight® Beef Soup Base and Vegetable Soup Base accentuate the flavor of this recipe.  

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  • 5 lbs Chuck Roast - cubed
  • 2 fennel bulbs - thinly sliced
  • 3 large turnips - peeled and cut into ½” cubes
  • 4-5 large carrots - chopped
  • 2 sweet onions - medium dice
  • 1-1/2 cup peas
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • Fresh sage rosemary and thyme - tied in a bunch
  • 1-1/2 quarts Cook’s Delight® Organic Beef Stock (mix 7.5 tsp Cook’s Delight® Organic Beef soup base with 1 1/2 quarts boiling water)
  • 1 quart Cook’s Delight® Organic Vegetable Stock (mix 3 tsp Cook’s Delight® Organic Vegetable soup base with 1 quart boiling water)
  • 1 750 ml bottle of red wine
  • 1 cup Farro
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

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Step 1

In a large dutch oven, sauté the fennel and onion in olive oil until translucent.

Step 2

Season the cubed beef with salt and pepper and coat in the flour and sugar. Sear in batches in a hot skillet and transfer to the dutch oven.

Step 3

Prepare the beef stock with boiling water and use to deglaze the skillet before adding to the dutch oven.

Step 4

Add the turnips, carrots, wine, tomato paste and herb bunch and bake for 1-1/2 hours at 350 degrees in a preheated oven.

Step 5

Add the peas and parsley 15 minutes before finished.

Step 6

In a separate pot, bring the vegetable stock to a boil and cook the farro until tender. The adds another layer of flavor and preserves the beef broth that would otherwise be absorbed by the grain.

Step 7

Add the farro to the pot and serve!

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