Total Time
5hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This recipe was found on the web, posted by Stephan Block. It was a requested recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water, oats, salt and pepper into the crock pot and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, stirring 2 or 3 times.
  3. Add meats and break up well.
  4. Add onion, sage, thyme and bay.
  5. cook for 4 hours on low, stirring now and again.
  6. Uncover and add cornmeal-stir well.
  7. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
  8. Turn out into 3 loaf pans, cool and chill in fridge.
  9. When set turn out and freeze what you want.
  10. Slice and fry in a little butter or oil until brown and crusty, but dont let them touch in the pan or they will run.


Most Helpful

I think you found this recipe for me months ago. My dad grew up on this stuff and his mom taught my mom to make it and I grew up on it. Every time I visit my dad in California he asks me to make it, my excuse would be that I lost the recipe. He was looking thru some family albums and found the family recipe stuck in the pages. The original recipe is time consuming and I wasn't looking forward to making it. I armed myself with this recipe and flew down to California. Figured I'd make it; it be ok and he'd be happy that I made the attempt. I made the first batch, I did not add cornmeal as the original recipe does not call for it and I did not want to change the texture. I just cooked it longer til it thickened enough. It does need to be stirred as the oats tend to stick to the bottom of the pot. I fried it in nonstick skillet. This was WONDERFUL! Dad loved it so much that I made 3 more batches to put in his freezer. Thank you so much for hunting this down, you brought an old family dish back to us.

L DJ August 12, 2002

I grew up in Cincinnati on goetta and this is a great recipe. I have all the recipes however my favorite is the presure cooker method which I have lost. It is no longer printed on the Dorsel's pinhead oatmeal package. Can you or your subscribers help me? Mike

Michael J. Hennessey November 01, 2002

Loved it! I just bought a new crock pot and decided to make goetta in it! This recipe was so easy and tasted great! The only thing I omitted was the cornmeal, since some of the other reviews suggested to leave it out.. I refrigerated it overnight and cut it first thing this morning and wrapped it in wax paper and placed it in a plastic freezer bag for later breakfasts.. I took some over to my father in law's house - he said it was great! Thanks so much! Your recipe made me look genius!

mmmsweets October 17, 2007

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