I cut the recipe in half, except for the shredded cheese. Added mushrooms and a little no salt seasoning. Brought leftovers into the shop for the guys, and they inhaled it. They asked for the recipe. This could be really good with Rotel diced chilis and tomatoes, instead of tomato sauce, with some cumin or taco seasoning in the meat. I think this will be a great pot luck dish.
There is no way that this would be acceptable in Malibu. It's just a bland casserole.