My dear husband has evolved this recipe over the years. He almost always makes it, but the other day he wrote it down since he was going to be home late and we had guests coming for dinner to have this very dish. I decided it needed to be shared since we have so many requests for it and after all, it's amost Oktoberfest time. We eat it at least twice monthly, and simply vary it a bit with the meat. This can also be made in the crockpot and cooked at least 4 hours on high and 4 hours on low. You may have to experiment since crockpots are different.