Old Fashioned Goulash


°450g ground beef
°1 chopped onion
°2 minced garlic cloves
°1.5 cups  375ml water
°1 can (15 oz  425 gram) tomato sauce
°1 can (14.5 oz  395 gram) crush tomato
°2 bay leave
°1.5 tbsp  20ml soy sauce
°½ tbsp flavored salt (or regular salt)
°½ tsp paprika
°1 tbsp Italian spices or Provencal herbs
°¼ tsp ground black pepper
°½ teaspoon black pepper
°1 cup  150 g macaroni
°½ c  50 g grated cheese


Start by cooking the minced meat in a pot until it takes on a brown color.
Drain the minced meat in a colander and put it back in the pot, add the onion and the garlic and cook while stirring until the onion takes on a translucent color (about 5 minutes).  
Add the water, the crushed tomatoes, the tomato sauce, as well as the herbs (bay leaf, Italian spices), the spices (salt, pepper and paprika) and the soy sauce.
Mixing well with wooden spoon, covering & cooking about 20 mn.
Add the macaroni and continue cooking for about 30 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
At the end of cooking, remove the bay leaf and pour in the cheddar cheese just before serving.

Enjoy !