Okay, I'm hooked! Tried this casserole three days in a row. Three fantastic dishs! First day was a pot roast - beef stew kind of thing. Cubed beef, potatoes, carrots, red wine and herbs. Cooked on the stove top on "2" for three hours. Awsome flavor and extremely tender. Second day - bbq chicken with risotto 5 hours - perfect. Last night - lamb ratatouille - 4 hours. WW said she didn't care for lamb but she loved this! Everything was just wonderfully flavorful and amazingly tender. This way of cooking ROCKS! Thanks to everyone who has written about their experience with Le Creuset. It's awsome stuff.