I'm not really sure about putting it in the oven. I guess you could. I haven't tried it that way. But, you *must* get a crock pot! Oh, my. I love mine. I use it quite a bit. Just put whatever you want in it in the morning and forget about it. Come dinner time you have your meal
If you try this dish in the oven let me know how it turns out. You could try a small amount as a 'trial' and see how it turns out. Everyone I know just does it in a crock.