Goetta is a meat-and-grain sausage or mush of German inspiration that is
popular in the greater Cincinnati/northern Kentucky area. It’s a German
breakfast sausage that blends the textures and flavors of pork, beef, whole
grain steel-cut oats, fresh onions and spices.
- 1 pound ground round
- 1 pound Bob Evans Zesty Pork Sausage
- 6 cups water
- 4 bay leaves
- Pinch of pepper
- 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
- Put water, salt and pepper in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes.
- Add oats and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours.
- Mix meat well and add to slow cooker with onion and bay leaves.
- Cook on LOW for 3 hours.
- Uncover and, if not thick enough, cook longer, stirring often. Remove bay leaves.
- Pour into greased bread pans and cool.
- Refrigerate until ready to fry.
- Slice the Goetta into half-inch patties. Making sure they do not touch each other (to
be sure they will not stick together), place the patties in a nonstick
skillet that has been preheated to a medium temperature, 350 degrees F. Let
it cook for about 6 minutes, allowing the first side to brown completely.
Flip, and brown the other side until crisp and golden brown.
Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 4 hr 50 min | Yield: 2 (9 x 4-inch) loaves
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