I have been making a dish very close to this one for many years. This one is very good, but in my experience, some chopped onions (yellow or green) and a few dashes of either Tobasco Sauce or flaked red peppers do it wonders! I brown the onions before using in the recipe, and sometimes do the whole thing in the skillet, covering near the end to steam.
This was good. It needs spices or something, as we felt it was a bit bland. Perhaps some garlic and onion powder next time. Also, I made half the recipe (using Yukon Gold potatoes) and got 6 large servings. Great recipe that's easy to put together, it just needs some tweeking. Thanks for sharing it. :)
Oh yum. This is an absolutely delicious, hearty casserole--a meal in itself with a salad. I used applewood-smoked bacon.