I gave it four stars because it is def. four star worthy but I'm not sure if it's "worthy of a special occasion". This was a great week night all-American dinner. I made the hamburger steaks with the Smoky Green Beans and mushrooms and mashed potatoes and THE KEY is to make that exact menu. I don't think this meal would stand up alone with out the mashed potatoes. It was really good. Even better as leftovers for lunch! Will be making again.