This was a HUGE HIT at my St. Patty's party! Everyone loved it! I used 8 large Idaho potatoes, 2 large onions, 1/2 pound of bacon, 1 pound of Italian sausage, and 4 cups of water with 5 chicken bouillon cubes. I also added some carrots and left out the nutmeg. I started it out in the crock pot and realized it wasn't going to be done in time, so I finished it on the stovetop. It couldn't have been better! The corned beef and cabbage was hardly touched, and this was gone! Thanks for the recipe!