This dish has good bones. You just need to add the seasoning yourself. I used brown rice, extra veggies and added mild taco sauce, extra garlic powder, salt, pepper, french onion soup mix, cumin, two small shakes of worcester sauce, 1/3rd bottle of beer, and Italian seasoning. My husband and picky 5 year old both enjoyed it. I mixed a little sour cream in my 5 year old's. I liked this dish because it is healthy, filling, and relatively inexpensive for the large amount of food. We had lots of leftovers. I served it with salad. Next time I may experiment with using less seasonings but cooking it with dirty rice instead of brown rice.