Posted 3/13/2013 5:53:10 PM
It was simply OK. I put together the recipe as it called with a few minor changes. I added a 1/2 pack of the italian dressing seasoning after reading many reviews saying the Italian flavor was lacking. Yes, it was very oily but when you dump a bottle of dressing into a pot with meat I expect that. I took the meat out, shredded it, skimmed the juices of most of the oil, put the shredded meat back into my crock pot and added a small amount of the juice back in so the meat wouldn't dry out. I cooked this on high for 6 hours instead of on low for 12. The meat fell apart and was tender but the flavor was still lacking for me. I tested the meat prior to serving and still added the remainder of the italian dressing packet to the meat and it still didn't "bring it to life" like I expected. I didn't have the overpowering sweetness of the brown sugar like some reviewers wrote about, more a lack of general flavor. It's not a horrible meal but something I probably wouldn't make again unless I double the packets of italian dressing and used less of the bottle kind.