My dad makes this better than me--it is his recipe of course. I had to guess at the measurements since he just says to add this and that. When you make this, judge how much spices you like to your tastes. This is really good with rice or smashed cream potatoes. Freezes well for later meals and can fit into your once a month cooking! Just make as directed and divide up into freezer bags remove all air and wait until the next time.