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Skip the pasta and make bolognese with farro. This recipe is so delicious and it's healthy too.

Bolognese Farro Bake

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Skip the pasta and make bolognese with farro. This recipe is so delicious and it’s healthy too.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups cooked farro (learn how to cook it here)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pint button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 and lbs. lean ground beef or chicken
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1 (28 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. If the farro isn’t freshly made and hot, heat it a bit in the microwave or pour boiling water over it and then drain it, just to heat it through.
  2. Warm the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan. Add the onion and mushrooms and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, ground meat, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Spread the farro into a 9×13″ baking dish. Top with the beef mixture. Add the tomato sauce and spread it out. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted and starting to brown, about 10 minutes.