SAVORY STEEL CUT OATS

July 6, 2015

As the budget-lovers we are, we are kind of always trying to trim the grocery bill. Right now in particular, however, we really are experimenting with some food-lifestyle choices to see if we find they help us save significantly. Here is one example: I always cook to serve four, so we have two servings for dinner and then have the other two servings as our lunches the next day. Now, we are having the same thing for dinner two nights in a row and doing more pared down, sack-lunch-feel things for lunch. Think peanut butter and banana or tuna sandwiches.

Another saver is breakfast for dinner! I have said that before, but it really helps to have the meat in a meal be bacon or turkey breakfast sausage (about $3.50 for an entree) rather than the more expensive ones (chicken or beef, about $5). This is one of the filling breakfasts for dinner we have used, and you will see it has a fun asian flair to mix things up.

SAVORY STEEL CUT OATSSAVORY STEEL CUT OATS
Serves 3-4

1 teaspoons sesame oil
1 onion
1 head broccoli
3 carrots
1 pound turkey breakfast sausage
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 cup edamame
1 cup steel cut oats
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon sriracha
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Green onions, sliced
Fried eggs

Heat sesame oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook breakfast sausage for 5 minutes. Pulse onion, carrots, and broccoli in a food processor. Add vegetable mixture to pot, cooking for 5 more minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms, cooking for 2 more minutes. Add steel cut oats, vegetable broth, sriracha, and soy sauce, stirring to combine. Cover pot with lid and reduce to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Stir in edamame and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with green onion, sesame seeds and fried eggs.

SAVORY STEEL CUT OATS
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 pound turkey breakfast sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Fried eggs
Instructions
  1. Heat sesame oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook breakfast sausage for 5 minutes.
  2. Pulse onion, carrots, and broccoli in a food processor. Add vegetable mixture to pot, cooking for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add garlic and mushrooms, cooking for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add steel cut oats, vegetable broth, sriracha, and soy sauce, stirring to combine. Cover pot with lid and reduce to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in edamame and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with green onion, sesame seeds, and fried eggs.

Adapted from Fool Proof Living.

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Comments

  • Okay, so I was a little unsure about this but trusted your judgement. :) I love oatmeal but had never had “savory” oats. This was DELICIOUS! Even my kids enjoyed it (although I spent the majority of dinnertime frying up more eggs–their favorite part.) With 4 growing kids we’re trying to keep the grocery budget in check, too. I was able to get most of the ingredients at Aldi and that’s always a bonus! I’ll definitely be making this again!

  • Rachel

    Hi Rachel! I am also seriously trying to trim my grocery budget, and majorly struggling with it! For some reason when I did try meal planning, I ended up spending a lot more money on my grocery bill. I think the problem was picking recipes that needed quite a few things I didn’t already have? Either way, I looked through a few of your “what we ate posts” in the past and I was always impressed with how low your weekly total was. An idea for a post could be sharing a grocery list that shows more of what you guys eat for all of your meals to achieve such a great budget. Just a suggestion! Thank you and I hope you are loving motherhood!

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