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Goetta: Deciding on a recipe

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I just came back from a trip to Cincinnati and discovered goetta there at Echo Cafe. Yummy stuff!!!! I'd like to make it for my husband and to have a nice amount on hand here.

On my way out of town I stopped at Kroger's, but didn't see the pinhead oatmeal there. So I bought Irish-style steele cut oats at Trader Joe's back here at home.

I'm looking at recipes online and I'm trying to decide which might be more like the one I had at Echo.

This one at AllRecipes looks good and has high ratings. But instead of beef and pork, it's beef and pork sausage:

Then there's this one with just beef and pork:

And this one is similar to the one above, but is a crock pot version:

I can't wait to make some goetta!

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  1. as a cincinnati native with german butcher roots my family has always made goetta - it's the best! current recipe uses sauage, certainly easier and i think gives better flavor. oh and by the way - sorry to be a killjoy but it really has to be pinoats. haven't found anything else that works well. i can't find them here in richmond either. good luck - report back how it goes.

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    1. re: AMFM

      FYI...pinhead oats and steel cut oats are one and the same thing. The only difference is the name.

      1. re: The Professor

        i didn't notice. just saw irish style - and not all irish oatmeal is the same - or at least has worked well in goetta for me! hope puppymomma's works. thanks for the info.