The recipe was fantastic. However, this review is just an excuse to share a story. I had a bonus from work that needed to be spent and I've been shopping for a dutch oven. I was leaning toward Le Creuset, but the price was putting me off. Local stores don't really carry dutch ovens. However, I found Emeril's cast iron dutch oven at Dillards and decided to buy it. Then I went to visit my 90-year old mother. I mentioned to her that I was shopping for a dutch oven and how difficutl they were to find. She volunteered that she had a cast iron dutch oven in the garage that she hasn't used for years and did I want it? Yes!!! I took it and used it to prepare this recipe for tonight's dinner. The bottom of the pot is stamped with the name "Martin Stove and Range, Florence, Alabama". If any of you know any history on this company, I'd be happy to hear it.
I foresee many years of soups, stews and braised dishes courtesy of Mom.