When I was living in Scotland they used to make scrapple but it was made with (bangers) pork sausages, potatoes onion and a couple of granny smith apples peeled and chopped in it. It was cooked over a low heat in a heavy pan for several hours. Served with fresh bread it was delicious. They didn't add a whole lot of water or broth, but the starch from the potatoes would thicken it some as it reduced down. Good meal on a cold day.