This is a wonderful crock pot meal. I serve it with soft creamy polenta for a great meal. We usually just scoop the sauce right out of the crock without reducing. It tastes great either way. The browning of the meat and vegetable really adds a lot to the flavor. Don't skip this step! If you use regular bacon, you may need to drain off some of the fat before adding the tomato and wine. This came from a cookbook called Delicious & Dependable Slow Cooker Recipes. Enjoy!