This is simmering away as we speak! and is filling up the entire apartment with a Beefy, Oniony scent...That cannot be matched by anything else! Nothing like Putting a bunch of stuff in a crock pot, leaving it alone and coming home to a gorgeous meal! Add whatever you like. I added some Potatoes, Carrots, and whole Chippolini Onions. Yummmm! I hope you all enjoy!