I added the potatoes in the beginning, not near the end. If I had added them 30 min prior to completion, they would have been raw. As it was they were barely done at 7 hours.
I like more meat and less potatoes. I'd suggest 1.5 pounds meat, only 5 potatoes. Also, not sure what sauteeing the root veggies does, they need to cook long anyway and the celery/onions just get overdone. I say, just throw in all veggies without precooking in the beginning.
Reviewed By: Guest: Coco 2011-12-15