One kid loved this, the other....well, he liked the garlic bread toast slices the best. He's just not a fan of red sauce dishes. I'll make it again because I thought it was quite tasty and it makes an enormous amount. The regular recipe made at least two dinners plus lunch leftovers for two teen boys. My only addition to the regular recipe was to add a handful of chopped mushrooms and the same amount of onion when I was browning the beef.