Ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil
1 pound 95% lean ground beef
3/4 cup diced onion
3/4 cup diced sweet green pepper
2 seeded, fresh jalapeno peppers, minced (use rubber gloves)
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
2 cups nonfat sour cream
1 tablespoon clover honey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces uncooked penne or macaroni pasta
Add the olive oil to a 5 quart nonstick saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, breaking it up with the edge of a spatula, until it has lost its pink color. Drain any fat from the pan.Add the onions and green pepper, cooking until softened. Stir in the jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, honey, chili powder and salt. Add the pasta. Stir, cover, lower the heat and gently simmer until the pasta is tender, about 25 minutes. Stir every five minutes, to keep the pasta from sticking to the saucepan bottom.
Yield: 6 servings 7POINTS per serving
Nutritional information per serving: 373 calories, 4.8 g fat, 24.8 g protein, 42 g carbohydrate, Fiber 2 g, 52 mgs cholesterol, 845 mgs sodium.
Adapted from: "Lean and Lovin' It - Exceptionally Delicious Recipes for Low-Fat Living and Permanent Weight Loss" by Don Mauer