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Farro Beef Mushroom Asparagus Marinara

Farro Beef Mushroom Asparagus Marinara may become your family favorite weeknight dinner. Ground beef, roasted mushrooms, and asparagus mixed in with Farro, an ancient grain all tied together with a marinara sauce. A hearty, delicious and nutritious recipe.

Ground beef, roasted mushrooms, and asparagus mixed in with Farro, an ancient grain all tied together with a marinara sauce. A hearty, delicious and nutritious recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

So are you into Star Wars?

Are you planning on seeing the new release that comes out this weekend? Will you stand in line to get tickets sit in a theater where every seat is taken and be one of the first to see the much-anticipated move?

Or will you be like me and wait a week or two and then go and see the movie?

I have seen every Star Wars movie when they came out, yes I am that old, and I have loved them all. My hopes are high that this one will pacify the Star Wars geek in me. What is great is both of my boys, my oldest especially are Star Wars fans, probably because when the Episodes I, II, and III came out I made sure that both boys saw the movies, read the books and of course had the toys for them to play with.

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I have to tell you that I have made this Farro Beef Mushroom Asparagus Marinara recipe several times over the last few months, tweaking it to make it easier to prepare, and a bit healthier each time. Using the highest quality ingredients, that were the cleanest and offered the most nutritional value. It is a great balanced macro recipe, low calorie, high protein recipe.

BUT what is most important is it really is DELICIOUS! It is really EASY to prepare and because you only use two pans super easy to clean up. Making it the perfect healthy family weeknight dinner. Even my picky eater told me he loved it, and let me tell you that is a huge stamp of approval.

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If you are wondering what the heck is Farro?  It is an ancient grain derived from wheat. It is a healthy nutty-tasting grain that is a high fiber, protein, magnesium and iron food. Farro goes back to the Roman empire, it actually got the nickname “pharaoh’s wheat” since it was popular in Egypt before spreading to Italy.

This grain is a very hearty with a chewy taste which makes it perfect paired with roasted vegetables, ground beef, and marinara.

You can find Farro in the organic section of your grocery store.

Ground beef, roasted mushrooms, and asparagus mixed in with Farro, an ancient grain all tied together with a marinara sauce. A hearty, delicious and nutritious recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

I sprinkled this dish with Nutritional Yeast. If you haven’t heard of Nutritional Yeast you soon will. It is soon to become the “it” food. It is a great addition to many recipes that you would enjoy parmesan cheese such as soups, and salads or dishes with marinara, such as this one.  It is a complete source of protein, folate, vitamin B and it has a nutty cheesy taste which makes it a great substitute for cheese in many dishes.

You can find Nutritional Yeast in the organic section of your grocery store.

Ground beef, roasted mushrooms, and asparagus mixed in with Farro, an ancient grain all tied together with a marinara sauce. A hearty, delicious and nutritious recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com


Ground beef, roasted mushrooms, and asparagus mixed in with Farro, an ancient grain all tied together with a marinara sauce. A hearty, delicious and nutritious recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

 

Farro with Beef Mushroom Asparagus and Spinach

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6 -6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 bundle of asparagus trimmed
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 cup Farro rinsed
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 pound oranic grass fed ground beef
  • 16 ounces marinara
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a small rimmed baking sheet place mushrooms on one end and asparagus on the other and sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil, red pepper flakes, and kosher salt, black pepper. Set aside.
  • Place a large heavy skillet {I used cast iron} over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil when melted and shallot, cook stirring 3-4 minutes until tender.
  • Add rinsed Farro and stir to coat and starts to toast 1-2 minutes.
  • Add white wine cook for 3-5 minutes, until wine starts to reduce.
  • Add stock and bring to a rapid boil, then reduce to a high simmer, just a bubble or two along edges of the pan. Stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile place mushroom and asparagus in oven and roast for 20-22 minutes. Cooking until tender but not soft and mushy. 
  • Toss ground beef into the farro mix, breaking up and allowing beef to brown, this should take 5-7 minutes. Once ground beef is browned pour in marinara, stir to combine. 
  • Toss roasted mushrooms and asparagus in the farro stirring to combine.
  • Sprinkle Nutritional yeast over Farro and serve. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

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9 comments on “Farro Beef Mushroom Asparagus Marinara”

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef

    5 stars
    I’ve recently been getting into different grains, farro being one of them! Looks amazing 😀

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    We will be the people and wait til it comes out on demand. But while waiting I can definitely get on board adding farro to my marinara

  3. This dish is calling my name! My kids can’t wait to see the new movie, but I’m one of the ones who wait until the frenzy has died down to go to the theater.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Well I didn’t even know that there was a Star Wars coming out this weekend hahahaha
    So much for keeping up to date hahaha. but ooo this meal, I’ll keep tabs on it! yum!

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