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Beef Pasta Bake with Tomato Sauce

 olive oil - 1 tablespoon
 chopped garlic cloves - 2
 chopped onion - 1
 finely chopped bacon (fat removed) - 2 slices
 finely chopped carrot - 1
 minced beef - 500g
 condensed tomato soup - 440g
 tomato ketchup - 1 tablespoon
 tomato paste - 75ml
 dried oregano - 1 teaspoon
 uncooked pasta spirals - 150g
 grated cheddar cheese - 125g
1

Heat the oil in a pot.

2

Cook the garlic, onion, bacon and carrot, stirring often, until carrot is just tender.

3

This should take about 8 minutes.

4

Add the minced beef and cook it until brown.

5

Add the soup (not diluted) and the ketchup, tomato paste and oregano.

6

Simmer for 15 minutes with a lid on, or until the mixture is a bit thicker.

7

Meanwhile cook the pasta, following the instructions on the package.

8

Drain the pasta, then stir it into the beef mixture.

9

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

10

Transfer the pasta mixture into a greased ovenproof dish and sprinkle the cheese on top.

11

Bake for 15 minutes uncovered, or until the top is golden brown.