This is really delicious, but be aware that the prep time is quite labourious... Once it is all done,,, just sit back, enjoy the smell and eat it... I didn't change anything,,, but cooked in in a french oven cast iron pot on the stove,,, very loooooow heat for 3 hours and my husband loved it... I don't normally eat this kind of food, but the sauce was great. I will try it in the slow cooker next time, just to compare... Really worth trying this recipe. Highly recommend.