I fixed the beef and noodles that I picked up today so time for my review. I will be picking up some more of this. It contains real meat and not TVP. It has large pieces of mushrooms as well. You can taste the spices but it is not so much that it is hot. I would have liked it a little thicker, more like gravy than broth, but I believe the next time I will add so additional pasta, that would thicken it up and also increase the amount. The package says six servings and I believe you could make eight by adding additional pasta. I would recommend this as something to try as everyone has different tastes and likes. You could add a vegetable and some bread for a complete meal. The only negative for me is the 15 minute cooking time as that could be an issue for some, if the grid is down, and you are trying to preserve fuel, but cooking over a fire should be fine. The package cost $10.00 which is a little more than a mountain house but they usually only contain two servings. If you have any questions let me know and I will try and answer them.