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Easy Goetta Recipe: So Easy & Delicious Goetta

An Easy Goetta Recipe from a Loyal Reader

Every year our most popular recipes on AboutEating.com include goetta recipes. Some are complex, but it seems to me that the best goetta recipe is often the most easy goetta recipe – and this is no different. Simple ingredient and an easy goetta recipe to put together early in the morning before breakfast.

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Easy Goetta Recipe

8 cups water
2 1/2 cups pinhead oats
1/8 cup dried onions
1 lb. Tennessee Pride Sausage (original)
1 lb. ground sirloin
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt

Put all ingredients into Dutch Oven. The best way I’ve found to break up the meat is to use your well-washed hands to break the meat up after adding to the water in the pot before turning on the stove. This will break up the meat perfectly.

Place pot on medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring often.
Turn heat down to simmer and cook with no lid, stirring often for 50 minutes or so, until all liquid is absorbed.

Pour into 13″ x 9″ pan and place in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill completely.

Remove from refrigerator and slice goetta in to 1/2 inch slices.

Coat a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat over medium high heat or use an electric skillet. Fry goetta slices until golden brown and delicious.

You can freeze some of the goetta for later, but we eat all of it within 2 days (3 people). I make goetta hoagies, goetta pizzas and of course, goetta and eggs.

Goetta and eggs in a cast iron skillet.

Goetta and eggs in a cast iron skillet.

You’ll also love this Classic Goetta Recipe. It’s certainly not in the category of health food, but goetta is a delicious comfort food that many of us grew up eating – and it’s classically Cincinnati!

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