These are awesome! They work wonderfully on the stove-top or the crock pot. Made these for a christmas party (2009) & a few other times since then for a quick app when people come over. Kids & adults love these alike. I have used wine, beer, broth, & bourbon in place of the beer & it always comes out SO good. I have also used turkey kielbasa, chicken sausage & Aidells. This recipe is just so versatile... Thank you for such a great recipe... it's a keeper!