Recently I broke my glass rangetop and was unable to use my stove while I waited for the delivery of a new one, so I turned to an old friend I hadn't used in a while: my crock pot. This is one of the old recipes I dug out to use in it. Just as good as I remembered! I'm going to start using my crock pot more often again. Note: My crock pot's one of the larger ones, with a greater surface area at the bottom. Not sure how well this would work in your standard-sized slow cooker. Also, without my stove, I wasn't able to serve this the way I really like it, which is over egg noodles.