This is cheap, quick, not-necessarilly heathy, definitely politically incorrect, classless, even tacky, but really delicious--especially for kids. Actually, this is probably the first and original "hamburger helper." As a child, we always looked forward to Gypsy Stew when camping--be it at national parks or canoe trips on Spoon River. You'll note in the photo the presence of a bit of barley. That is one of many potential additions to the base recipe; I simply added a 1/4 cup water and a tablespoon of "quick" barley. The recipe begs for imagination. Everything I've said about this stuff is spot on, and indeed constitutes "bumkin eats" its best; but, I bet you can't eat it and not like it.