This dish is great. I personally do not think there is one thing wrong with this recipe. The flavors go together so well. I made steps 1 and 2 the night before and just stored in the fridge overnight. The next day I just put everything into the crockpot and cooked on low for 8 hours. I wouldn't change a thing. The next night there were plenty of leftovers and I just made them into a pizza. I added cheese, basil, oregano, banana peppers, roasted red peppers & mushrooms. Cooked on 400* for about 12 mins or so and there you go...another great meal that didn't even take like last night's dish! Very versatile dish! A must try!!