Slow-Cooker Mexican Oat Chili Recipe

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.

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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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Keely Hedges

Keely Hedges is a San Diego-based personal trainer, spinning and fitness instructor, and regular contributor on Lavamagazine.com. She is an avid runner having completed many half and full marathons. She enjoys adventure racing, hiking, and being outdoors as much as she can. Keely also enjoys freelance writing and blogging on her site workitrockstar.blogspot.com. Like her Facebook page.

Keely Hedges is a San Diego-based personal trainer, spinning and fitness instructor, and regular contributor on Lavamagazine.com. She is an avid runner having completed many half and full marathons. She enjoys adventure racing, hiking, and being outdoors as much as she can. Keely also enjoys freelance writing and blogging on her site workitrockstar.blogspot.com. Like her Facebook page.

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