This is a "make ahead" recipe and is quite easy on the budget. It can also be changed up for what you have on hand ... very user-friendly. My aunt in the mountains of West Virginia is a great cook and I adapted this to meet our tastes from her recipe. I've made this several times and always receive positive remarks, including one of my sisters-in-law who gave just one word ...."WOW!!".... which is one of the best compliments you can get from a family member! I normally make it with fresh/frozen vegetable ingredients, which is the recipe posted. My husband is a meat-eater so I'll make another smaller version with what he likes (I'll brown up or cook the selection of meat(s) and cut them up before adding to the first five ingredients.). This is quite a tasty, very filling and satisfying meal. Enjoy!