Scrapple Recipe

Recipe Category: Pork

Scrapple Recipe


Makes 1 LOAF

  • 2 lbs. bone-in pork ribs
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 2 tsps. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


  1. Cover the ribs with water in a large saucepan or Dutch oven
  2. Simmer gently for 1 1/2-2 hours, until the meat is separating from the bones
  3. Strain the broth into a clean bowl
  4. Measure the broth to 2 quarts (if you do not have enough, add chicken stock to make 2 quarts)
  5. Heat the broth in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat
  6. Stir the ground meat into the broth and bring to a simmer
  7. Cook for 20 minutes
  8. In the meantime, remove the meat and fat from the ribs
  9. Discard the bones and run the meat through a meat grinder or food processor until coarsely ground
  10. Stir the rib meat into the broth with the ground pork
  11. In a separate bowl, sift together the cornmeal, buckwheat flour, salt, pepper, sage, nutmeg and cloves
  12. Gradually add to the simmering meat mixture, stirring constantly to eliminate lumps
  13. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking
  14. Add extra hot water or chicken stock as necessary if the mixture becomes too dry
  15. After 30 minutes, the scrapple should acquire a thick, mashed-potato-like consistency
  16. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool slightly
  17. Lightly grease a an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan and spoon in the mixture
  18. Tap the pan lightly on the counter to settle the mixture evenly
  19. Allow the mixture to cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
  20. When ready to prepare, turn the scrapple out of the pan onto a cutting board and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  21. Heat 2 tbsps butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  22. Dredge the scrapple lightly in all-purpose flour and shake off any excess
  23. Add a few slices of scrapple and turn heat to medium
  24. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until brown, crispy and cooked through
  25. Sausage
  26. All of the recipes for sausage begin with 8 ounces of ground pork
  27. Simply combine the pork with the seasonings and mix well before cooking

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