1 lb. ground beef, extra lean
1 c. onion, chopped
1 1/2 c. pasta, bow tie, uncooked
3/4 c. beef broth, low sodium
1 t. Italian seasoning
1 t. chili powder
1/4 t. pepper
1 c. bell pepper, chopped
2 c. tomato, chopped
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded, reduced fat

In a large skillet cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is done. Rinse and drain meat/onions and return to skillet. Cook pasta as directed omitting salt and fat. To the skillet stir in the broth, cooked pasta and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Add bell pepper and tomato and cook about 2 minutes. Stir occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Makes 9 3/4-c. servings.

Nutrition Information: 140 calories; 5 g fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 15 g protein.