Of course we HAD to test run a part jar to see how the sauce came out. Since I could make it to our personal taste…I have to say it was marvelous! I added cayenne pepper, tons of garlic and Italian seasoning. It was a 24 hour simmer in the slow cooker with the lid off. I’ll post a picture next of the simmer situation. I have 8 250 ml jars. It will make an excellent cooking sauce as well. Yum.