This recipe is from my husband's mother who lives in Iowa. I had never seen the stuff before in my life until I went to visit her. It is just a basic, no frills added beef and noodles. I have added the addition of a few things from Penzeys.com. I think it adds the perfect touch to a plain, but good beef and noodles. Also, I think it is better after cooling off in refrig and then reheating in microwave. Try it!