This was good comfort food. There is a lot of sodium in the recipe, but I did use reduced sodium soy sauce, brown gravy mix, and cream of mushroom soup. We did not feel the end result was too salty. The instructions did not include the minced garlic, so I sauteed it with the onion and carrots. I was concerned that I should have reduced the amount of water, but after cooking an additional 5 minutes with the lid off the excess liquid was absorbed. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2014.