I have no idea how anyone can say this is slightly bland. I made this last night and did the following based on some of the feedback here:
Instead of 2 tsp Thyme I put one tsp Thyme and one tsp Oregano.
Used one cup of water, the other cup was beef broth.
Used 3 tablespoons of Worchestire Sauce
Used 2 tablespoons of tomatoe paste with italian seasoning.
I didn't add any extra salt due to using the beef broth and just put in a bit more pepper.
It was absolutely delicious! and yes it was enough to feed an army.
Will definitely be making this again.