This was well flavored and very tender. I did do a few things differently. I started with a 2 1/2# roast and canned tomatoes. I reduced the amount of the red pepper flakes to 1/2 t. (It needed more). After searing the meat, I cooked it off in a crockpot. (I didn't add the water).It smelled heavenly cooking. I served it shredded in pita pockets. The next day I made soup out of the leftovers. It really added a lot of taste to a plain veggie soup. Thank you for sharing your recipe!