When you think of steel-cut oats, sweet breakfast recipes may come to mind. But they can also be used as a base for savory dinner dishes, as well.
This chili recipe is chock full of flavor. Plus, steel-cut oats are high in fiber and have a low-glycemic index, meaning you'll stay satiated longer.Serve this dish with tortillas or corn tortilla chips for a filling, post-workout meal.
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1 chopped red bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 3 chopped green onions
- 1/2 can black beans (rinsed)
- Sliced avocado (optional)
Combine all the ingredients except for the avocado in a slow cooker. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 hours on low, or until the oats are cooked all the way through. Stir at the half-way point.
Once the chili is done, garnish it with sliced avocado and additional fresh cilantro, if desired.
Serves 4 to 6
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