Where’s the Beef?
It’s a legit breakfast food.
This sounds strange… but it isn’t SO odd. Many people have eaten savory oats. Oats are just another carb. We make lots of savory carb-y things. Why not add beef? And while we’re at it, eat it for breakfast! This is what happens when you’re out of eggs.
Side note: This recipe could VERY easily be made vegan by using TVP in place of the beef.
The salsa is the most awesome, lazy recipe ever. Mash up blackberries and stir in jarred salsa (extra hot). Done.*
*That’s not totally true. I added a drop of lemon stevia because my berries sucked and weren’t sweet at all.
So hear me out. Yummy beef. Chewy oats laced with rich flavors of cumin and smoky paprika. A little sweet ‘n spicy to top it off. That sounds more good than strange!
Warning: It will look like you slayed something when you stir it up to eat.
Beefy Oatmeal with Blackberry Salsa
- 1/2 oatmeal, cooked
- 3 oz lean ground beef, cooked
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of smoked paprika
- 1/4 C blackberries (or other berries)
- 2 T salsa
Cook oatmeal, stirring in precooked ground beef* and spices just before done.
Meanwhile, mash up berries in a small bowl and stir in salsa.
Pour oats into a bowl and top with salsa. Be amazed.
*My beef was pre-cooked with a Mexican spice blend. If yours is plain, you may want to add more spices on this recipe.
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I’m posting a cookie recipe next week… my co-worker who isn’t a healthy food person said “these are actually good!” I’m calling it a win.
Have you had savory oats? Do you like them?
Do you think I’m nuts?
What is your favorite oatmeal add-in? Don’t say nut butter. We all know that’s good. 😉