I came across this recipe published in my family circle magazine recently and decided to give it a try. I put it in at 1 in the afternoon and woke up at 2:30am to a horrible smell. when I checked on it, it was black charcoal in my slow cooker. that was only 13 1/2 hours into cook time. I did see just now that it said to cook uncovered, and I had the lid on. maybe it kept too much heat in with it being on high and being covered,I don't know. going to have to try it again since I really wanted this to work out.