Rating: 4.44 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A delicious way to stretch ground beef. This is a traditional Scottish recipe. It's quick and very easy, and my family loves it with mashed potatoes. The combination of beef and oatmeal sounds really weird at first, I know, but it is delicious. Steel-cut oats can be a bit pricey, but one tin will last a long, long time. Leftovers of this are wonderful. I've made sandwiches with it; I've filled tortillas with it; I've wrapped it in puff pastry and made little pies. It's very easy and it's very good! I hope your family likes it as much as mine does.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crumble the ground beef into a skillet over medium heat; add onion, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir the ground beef until no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir oats into beef mixture to coat in beef drippings. Pour beef stock over beef mixture; bring to a boil, place cover on the skillet, and reduce heat to low. Cook at a simmer until the oats are cooked, about 30 minutes.

  • Stir Worcestershire sauce through the beef mixture to serve.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 12.7g; cholesterol 59.5mg; sodium 613.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2012
The texture was a little weird and the flavor was different. The worchestershire sauce really gave it flavor. I used quick cook oats instead though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2014
I substituted Fat Tire Ale for the beef broth and soy sauce for the Worchestershire (out of necessity, not out of of creativity, and I loved it. Ate it over mashed turnips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
No changes and will make it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
my mom taught me this recipe. straight from Scotland. she added potatoes and turnips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2014
This was a good place to start, but it was fairly bland. I added a couple of minced garlic cloves, and a lot more pepper. I also had to add about 1/2 cup of water 15 or so minutes into simmering because there was almost no liquid left and the oats were still hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
A very simple recipe but it just says home to me! I grew up eating my gran's mince just like this. I like the addition of the Worcester sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2013
I made this because my husband requested oatmeal for dinner and I didn't want "same old same old". I followed the directions but had to add a 1/2 cup of water. It is a bland dinner though with the right spices it would be REALLY good!! As it is it wasn't so bad on it's own. The old man liked it!:) It definitely leaves room for improvement! I served this with sweet peas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2021
Being of Scottish heritage, I grew up on this. We usually don't use oats, but very small 1/2 inch or smaller cubes of potato. I usually serve this over mashed potatoes with baby green peas. If you are in a hurry, just serve this over a slice of bread. You can add peas, carrots, mushroom or spinach to the mince. Read More