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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 343.3
  • Total Fat: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.6 mg
  • Sodium: 211.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 22.7 g
  • Protein: 26.5 g

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Beans and NOT Rice

Submitted by: MELLIL
Beans and NOT Rice

Introduction

This is a variation of beans and rice where I replaced the rice with steel cut oats. I am on a low sodium diet, but DID add just a half tsp of salt because there really isn't much other sodium in this recipe. It still came out very low! This could also easily be made vegetarian and be VERY good! I added beef because my husband prefers meat in his dinner. This is a variation of beans and rice where I replaced the rice with steel cut oats. I am on a low sodium diet, but DID add just a half tsp of salt because there really isn't much other sodium in this recipe. It still came out very low! This could also easily be made vegetarian and be VERY good! I added beef because my husband prefers meat in his dinner.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 lb. EXTRA LEAN ground beef
    3 cups dry pinto beans (soaked and cooked)
    1 cup Steel Cut Oats (cooked as per package directions)
    1 Bell Pepper (any color) chopped
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced (or to taste)
    1.5 tsp Cumin powder
    1 Tbl. Curry powder
    2 tsp. Basil
    .5 tsp Salt


Directions

Cooking and prep times are misleading... it takes awhile to COOK the beans, and the steel cut oats take about 20-30 minutes too. But then it's just putting it all together.

Soak and cook dry pinto beans. Drain
Cook Steel Cut Oats.
Brown ground beef together with onion, bell pepper, and garlic -- I used a dutch oven for this.
Add beans and oatmeal to the meat mixture and stir.
Mix in all spices and let simmer for just a few minutes.
IF it gets too dry, you may add some low sodium beef or vegetable broth. Usually the oatmeal is moist enough the first night. But then the 2nd night it needs a little moisture.

This was totally an experiment for me! I LOVE steel cut oats for breakfast and just thought they MIGHT be good in other meals too! I was RIGHT!!!

Enjoy!


Serving Size: Makes 8 1.5 Cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MELLIL.






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