This is a recipe that I came up with by tweaking ones that I have read and my Mom's recipe. Since I don't actually have my Mom's recipe, it died with her, because she never wrote it down! I, on the other hand, have been writing them down and passing them on to family, friends and Recipezaar. Hopefully, one recipe will be great, family loves it, and it keeps on going because everyone loves it!! This recipe is totally from scratch and can be canned. I cook this in a big turkey roaster so it can simmer for hours. The whole house smells wonderful while its cooking!! Enjoy!!