I was really surprised at the end result of this stew after reading such great reviews. It was bland, the potatoes were mush, and there wasn't enough liquid to call this a stew. I poured in extra oj at the end, added more seasonings as I know slow cookers tend to zap the flavor out of most dishes anyway, and I still wasn't crazy about it. I added some salt and chipotle Tabasco sauce to my portion and that only made it bearable. It was super easy to make, but I won't be making it again.