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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 64.9
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.7 mg
  • Sodium: 10.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Classic Cincinnatti German goodness! Classic Cincinnatti German goodness!
Number of Servings: 32


    1/2 pound ground pork
    1/2 pound ground beef
    4 cups water
    1 1/4 cups pinhead oatmeal (we used steel cut)
    1 small (or 1/2 large) onion, sliced *
    2 bay leaves, optional *
    1 teaspoons salt
    Pinch of pepper


In a large pot with a lid, boil the water, add salt, pepper and oatmeal.
Cover and let cook for 30 minutes, stirring often.

Add the meat, onion and bay leaves and mix well. There should be no chunks left- the meat should be evenly distributed among the oats.

Cook for another hour, stirring *often*.

Remove bay leaf and our into bread pans (size doesn't matter).

Refrigerate overnight.

To serve: Slice the goetta and fry it until crispy or just until heated through. Goetta may be served with pancakes and eggs, on sandwiches or in place of meat at dinner.

This makes 32 servings. I use a 8x8 inch pan and slice it into 1/2 x 4 inch slices.

Tastes best when crispy with plenty of salt and pepper!

Number of Servings: 32

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BROCKER.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    My parents are from Cincinnati and I grew up on Goetta. I stopped eating it because I couldn't find weight watcher points for it. On the off chance I searched for it here and someone already had it posted! I make in a 8x4 bread pan. Brings back great childhood memories, THANKS! - 1/24/16

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    This is a low-cal version of scrapple. Must try!!!! - 8/30/12

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    Very Good
    this recipe looks great I just want to make a few suggestions. FIrst of all steel cut oats and pinhead oats are the same thing. I know this is a site for healthy recipes but if you use the leanest ground beef possible it will not turn out as good. Just a few suggestions. - 8/20/12

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    Sounds good. I will have to try it. - 12/10/08

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    I haven't made this yet, but was so excited to see it here. I live in Ohio..moved here from Penna. I had Goetta for the first time for breakfast after attending a BNL concert in Cinnci. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm making it this weekend for sure and will report back. - 6/30/08