I've made this dish a few times, and have even printed the recipe for a neighbor to try. I like this dish a lot. My neighbor used veggie crumbles instead of hamburger and said it was not a big hit. I used ground turkey and chicken broth, instead of the beef, and I think it tasted great. Just be sure not to add extra carrot, it will make the dish sweet tasting. I made that mistake once, thinking that I would boost the veggie intake. I stick to the amount of veggies the recipe calls for now. It's tasty.