Put the ground beef into a large pot on the stove over medium heat. Brown the
beef, stirring to break up large lumps.
Add the onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in the
tomato paste, dried herbs, paprika, and bay leaves. Cook for 10 more minutes, stirring
Add the broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer gently
on low heat for 2 to 3 hours.
Season with salt substitute and pepper to taste.
Cook the penne according to the package instructions and serve each portion of
sauce over ½ cup cooked pasta.
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
1g sat. fat
Serving size: 3/4 cup sauce with 1/2 cup pasta
Tip: This recipe is suitable for weight management because you measure the
portions. If you're trying to lose weight, be sure to eat the recommended serving
of ½ cup of pasta with ¾ cup of sauce. You can freeze leftover sauce
or keep it for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.