Depending on the pot/Dutch oven you are using, you may or may not need more than 1 ¾ cups of water. When I make this in my Dutch oven, I only need 1 ¾ cups of water. Every appliance and stove top are different, so adjust the water accordingly! Note that water will evaporate as it cooks. The final dish should not be soup-y, but should still have a little bit of sauce.