Even though I am vegetarian (no meat) a few times a year I take a break. St. Patrick's Day is one such day when I make this recipe. It is so easy because you just put everything into the crock pot except the cabbage and let it cook all day. Then add the cabbage at the end for a delicious Irish meal. Serve it with Irish Soda Bread which is fresh baked at the local grocery store and add cream cheese for a spread. Very healthy!