Made this for Fall 09 PAC Premie Adoption. This is wonderful CrockPot Meal, which I served with short grain rice. My Grandson and his friends raved about this, eating right down to scraping the pot to get every last drop. The only thing I would change for my own personal taste is to reduce the Italian Seasoning to 1 tablespoon, as I found the seasoning extremely strong. Thank you for a Man Pleasing Meal, will be making this often per my Grandsons request.