3/4 lb. 93% fat-free ground beef1 C. sliced celery 1 C. chopped onion 1/2 C. chopped green pepper 1 1/2 tsp. (3 cloves) minced garlic 1 jar (27.5 oz.) fat-free spaghetti sauce 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) 99% fat-free beef broth 1 can (11.5 oz.) spicy and hot vegetable juice 2 C. water 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables 6 oz. (2 cups) dry penne rigate pasta
Brown ground beef in a large Dutch oven. Drain, rinse and return to pan. Add celery, onion, green pepper and garlic. Continue to cook until onion is clear. Add spaghetti sauce, broth, vegetable juice, water, sugar and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir in vegetables and return to a boil. Add pasta and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.