This worked well with what I had on hand in my kitchen. I also doubled it, and froze the 2nd portion to put crescent rolls on for baking later. When browning the meat I added some celery salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire sauce for some extra flavor. Then I also included green pepper and fresh garlic with the veggies. Added some chicken broth a couple of times along the way to help the veggies cook. And didn't have Velveeta, but used American cheese slices and some shredded tex mex cheese. My husband and I both loved this, and we're looking forward to the leftovers!