This is a recipe that is famous in the greater Cincinnati area. Goetta is the German answer to scrapple. If you want to try something different for your breakfast meat, this is for you! I would not recommend this daily, but I bet there are those that do have it every day. This is a pretty simple, strait-forward crockpot recipe. It is tasty when fried crispy. Try it soon!
1Place water,oats,salt and pepper into a 6 quart crockpot and mix well.
2Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, stirring 2-3 times.
3add ground beef and pork sausage to a large pan and cook until no longer pink;make sure the meats are well broken up. Add onion to skillet and cook until soft. Drain, and add all to crockpot. Stir well.
4Add sage, thyme, and bay leaves to crock pot, Stir well.
5Set crock pot to low and cook for 4 hours.
6Uncover, and add cornmeal. Stir well. Cover and cook for additional 1/2 hour.
7Turn out into 3 greased loaf pans, cool and then chill in refrigerator overnight. When set, turn out out one pan and slice into patties. Freeze remainder of 2 loaf pans.
8Slice and fry in a little butter and oil until brown and crusty. Don't let them touch in the pan or they will run. Enjoy with eggs and toast.Serve as sandwiches for lunch or dinner in place of meat.