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Recipe Main Cat | Mexican Oatmeal Bowl

Rice and beans always go great with some seasoned ground beef or chicken.  However, sometimes rice gets old and other times rice takes way to long to cook from scratch for a quick meal.  A rice alternative that I have been using recently is oatmeal.  Yeah, I know it sounds weird but it really is a great substitute!

This recipe uses our Pastamore Fresh Jalapeno Oil.  This is my go to for adding heat to a lot of dishes, as it imparts a great flavor and a great spice.  Don't be afraid to try this with oatmeal!  This recipe is especially great if you have left over meat and do not have any tortillas or rice to serve with it.

Ingredients:

Servings - 4

3 cups - old fashioned oatmeal
5 cups - milk (can substitute water)
.75 - 1 lb - ground beef
1.5 Tbsp - Pastamore Fresh Jalapeno Oil
1 can - pinto beans (optional)
3 oz - cheddar cheese, shredded
To taste - salt and black pepper
1/4 tsp - dried oregano

Directions:

1.  Place a large frying pan on the stove over medium-high heat.  When the pan is hot, place the ground beef into the pan.  Use a spatula to break up the meat, making sure to eliminate all clumps.  Add the oregano and cook until the meat has reached the desired doneness has been reached.



2.  While the meat is cooking, cook the oatmeal by your desired method (stove or microwave).  Follow the directions on the container using the milk (or water), adding the Pastamore Fresh Jalapeno Oil to the oatmeal before cooking.  Heat the beans and drain once cooked.



3.  Remove the meat from the stove and place into a large mixing bowl.  Add the cooked oatmeal, shredded cheese, and beans.  Mix thoroughly and season to taste with salt and black pepper.  


4.  Immediately serve, topping with dried oregano.

 

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