No special story. Started out with plain, browned hamburger meat, drained, added a can of Campbell Cheddar Cheese Soup. Ate cheeseburger soup at friends house, and it kinda grew from there. Her kids did not like spicey, my kids liked spicier, the better. I added some things. Forgiving recipe, play with it, find your own taste and favorite way to fix. Im sure everyone has their own favorite recipe.