These were very tasty! I didn't follow the recipe exactly: a flaw of mine. But I was really pleased with the result. For example, I didn't have cherry tomatoes for the smother, but instead used some romas rough diced. I also only cooked the smother for about an hour and a half, and the beef patties were done after an hour.
The patties were tasty and I liked having the beans mixed in; I didn't know how I would like that. But they were very yummy! These would make good camping food, too!
For those who season freely: make sure you don't add salt or pepper to the smother till it is mostly cooked down. I made the mistake of seasoning early on and the smother ended up being a tad salty (it still tasted good on the beef, though).