Steel Cut Oats with Bacon Sausage & Broccoli Slaw
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Everyone's had sweet oats. But did you know oats are like any other wholegrain? You don't need to use them just for a sweet breakfast treat. Oats can be used just like the following whole grains:
- Bulgur, also called cracked wheat
- Brown rice
Then mix that with some fresh veggies, nuts, and a little bacon sausage and you have a perfectly balanced meal that's also extremely tasty.
Quick and easy recipe that's incredibly healthy and tasty. Loaded with whole grains, fresh vegetables and protein. You could live off of this salad.
STEEL CUT OATS WITH BACON SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI SLAW
This recipe uses steel cut oats.
You can substitute steel cut oats with the following whole grains:
- Bulgur Wheat
- Brown rice
You can also use any of our following flavors of bacon sausage:
- Hickory & Applewood Bacon Sausage
- Aged Cheddar Bacon Sausage
- Maple & Brown Sugar Bacon Sausage
- Cracked Black Pepper Bacon Sausage
- Chicken & Bacon Sausage
- Spicy 3 - Pepper Bacon Sausage
- Bacon & Ale Sausage
- 3 cups chicken broth or water
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ¼ cup steel cut oats
- 1 cup frozen sweet corn
- 3 links Big Fork Bacon Sausage, suggested flavor is Portabella, cut lengthwise twice, then chopped
- 4 oz. diced pimientos
- 10 oz. broccoli slaw
- 3 sprigs green onion, sliced thin
- ½ cup Italian Dressing
- ¼ cup toasted almonds, chopped or 2 Tbsp. everything bagel seasoning
Bring the broth or water to a boil with the salt. Add the steel cut oats, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let rest for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the sweet corn and sausage in the oats. Let rest.
- In a large mixing bowl mix together the pimentos, slaw, green onions, and dressing.
- Add the oat/sausage mixture to the slaw mixture and mix until combined.
Garnish with almonds.
This dish can be enjoyed warm or cold. It will last in the fridge up to 5 days if you are making this in advanced.
There are many delicious and nutritious options for garnishing a grain salad. Here are a few ideas:
Fresh herbs: Chopped parsley, cilantro, basil, or mint can add a burst of flavor and color to your salad.
Toasted nuts or seeds: Try adding some crunchy texture with toasted almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.
Dried fruits: Dried cranberries, raisins, or apricots can add a sweet and chewy contrast to the grains.
Roasted vegetables: Roasted cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, or zucchini can be a delicious and colorful addition to your salad.
Cheese: Feta, goat cheese, or grated Parmesan can add a salty and savory flavor to your salad.
Avocado: Sliced avocado can add a creamy and buttery texture to your grain salad.
Dressing: A drizzle of balsamic glaze, lemon juice, or olive oil can help tie all the flavors together and add a final touch of flavor to your grain salad.