on February 4, 2014 by

The Rooster

For the second year, we’ve teamed up with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to bring bird lovers the ultimate birding photo contest. Each week we’re giving away prizes and sharing some of our favorite recipes, perfect for fueling a healthy, happy day of watching birds. Check back here each week for a great recipe, and don’t forget to vote on your favorites and enter your own photos in BirdSpotter!


Who doesn’t love a Rooster? Actually, probably a lot of people. They’re kind of noisy and mean, but they serve a good purpose. They protect their brood and sound the alarm if anything is amiss. They’re tough and mean business, so we’ve named this oatmeal creation after them. This is a mean, but delicious, breakfast perfect for keeping you sharp all morning. We know it sounds unconventional to turn oatmeal into such a savory Tex-Mex affair, but, trust us, it’s delicious.

The Rooster | Bob's Red Mill

The Rooster: To your favorite kind of oatmeal, add shredded cheddar (we really like it mixed in, but you can add it on top, as well), chorizo, black beans and a fried egg. Top with a drizzle of barbecue sauce, salsa and sour cream. 

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