Slow Cooker Beef, Carrots, and Farro

I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve been working on using the slow cooker more frequently. This recipe is tasty and allows for some room to improvise. You could easily add different vegetables like parsnips/celery root/etc. to mix it up. I love carrots, and have been buying them by the bunches. It helps that they’ve been extra cheap this year, at least the organic ones. I’m not necessarily all about organic produce all the time, but the organic carrots at my store definitely taste better. They are fresher, and it’s fun when they have the rainbow ones.

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Most of the time I roast carrots in the oven, so it was nice to enjoy them in a different way. I also like farro a lot, and was happy to find another recipe that K liked. It remained a bit toothsome at the end, which I like.

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Directions for Slow Cooker Beef, Carrots, and Farro

Slightly adapted from Skinny Ms

  • 1 pound beef suitable for stew/braising/etc. (shank, brisket, etc.), chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup farro
  • About 5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • All-purpose seasoning

Season the beef with salt and pepper. Saute the onions in some olive oil in a Dutch oven, or similar pot. After they have softened and are starting to brown, add the beef. Do not cook the beef through, but brown it in batches.

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Add the onion/beef mixture to the slow cooker, along with the broth, farro, carrots, and potato. Add more salt and pepper, along with some all-purpose seasoning. Stir, then cover and cook on high for 3 hours.

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Directions for Slow Cooker Beef, Carrots, and Farro

Slightly adapted from Skinny Ms

  • 1 pound beef suitable for stew/braising/etc. (shank, brisket, etc.), chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup farro
  • About 5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • All-purpose seasoning

Season the beef with salt and pepper. Saute the onions in some olive oil in a Dutch oven, or similar pot. After they have softened and are starting to brown, add the beef. Do not cook the beef through, but brown it in batches.

Add the onion/beef mixture to the slow cooker, along with the broth, farro, carrots, and potato. Add more salt and pepper, along with some all-purpose seasoning. Stir, then cover and cook on high for 3 hours.

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