Steel cut oats, ground beef, and ground pork are cooked until thick and soft, chilled until firm, and fried like bacon!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3 quarts water
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 5 cups steel cut oats
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 pounds ground pork sausage
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
Bring water, salt, and pepper to boil in a slow cooker set to High. Stir in steel cut oats, cover, and cook 90 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix beef, pork, and onions. Stir into the oat mixture, and reduce heat to Low. Cover, and continue cooking 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the mixture to a medium baking pan, and cool until semi-solid. Turn out onto wax paper, and chill 1 hour in the refrigerator, or until firm.
Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat. Cut the refrigerated mixture into thin slices. Cook slices one at a time in the heated oil until evenly brown.