This is so tasty, everyone loves them! I do add other spices, such as Montreal seasoning, Italian seasoning, etc.. I also add some Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. If using beef, I slice the meat and add it and the juice from the resting period back into the skillet with the veggies and then remove from the heat. Time does not include marinade time. If using beef, I marinade for 4 hours, chicken, 1 hour. This is adpated from Food Network, Paula Deen. Hope you enjoy!