This is not quite the recipe I'd intended :-( but I was taking care of a sick kiddo this morning, so my husband helped get dinner into the crockpot and also took the liberty of adding his own flavors and leaving others out. :-) The traditional recipe calls for a small amount of cinnamon, but my hubby is of the firm opinion that cinnamon, nutmeg and the like belong only in desserts. Ah, well, another day I'll share the traditional recipe and you can see for yourself that main dishes are missing out if they don't include these spices. ;-)