Very good and flavourful, with only those few spices I was pleasantly surprised. This will be my go to recipe for stuffed kousa with tomato sauce. I used fresh allspice and the optional pine nuts, medium green zucchinis cut in half, butter, extra lean ground beef with some canola oil added to the mixture instead of water, white Basmati rice, flat leaf parsley, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, extra chopped tomatoes from a can of plum tomatoes that I chop myself plus a bit of tomato sauce, I used the tomato liquid from the can rather than water in the sauce, plus the rest. This is called Kousa Mihshi Bi Bandoura in The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos. I would make this again!