A friend gave me the original recipe for this and I added a few spices to give it a little more flavor. I've made it "my way" ever since and everyone who has it seems to enjoy it very much. One other way I did this was to eliminate the tomato sauce (didn't have any that day) and use a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with chiles. Because they have juice I lowered the amount of water a bit. It turned out delicious that way too! I have also put the sauce together earlier in the day and let it sit to make sure the flavors went through really well.