5 cups water
2 1/2 cups pinhead oats or steel cut oats
3 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork or pork sausage
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon thyme
4 bay leaves
1/2 cup cornmeal (to thicken)
Place water, oats, salt and pepper into a crockpot and mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, stirring 2 or 3 times.
Add meats and break up well. Add onion, sage, thyme and bay leaves. Cook for 4 hours on LOW, stirring now and again.
Uncover and add cornmeal; stir well. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
Turn out into 3 loaf pans, cool and chill in refrigerator.
When set, turn out and freeze whatever you will not need right away.
To serve, slice and fry in a little butter or oil until brown and crusty, but don't let the slices touch in the pan.