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Healthy penne with braised beef (high protein)

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Healthy penne with braised beef (high protein)


  • Place a pot over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Cut the beef into 3-4 cm pieces, season with salt and pepper, and transfer it to the pot. Sauté until golden brown.
  • Cut the carrots into half-moons, the celery, the onion, and the garlic into small pieces and add them to the pot.
  • Add the bay leaf, the sugar, the tomato paste, and sauté.
  • Add the thyme, the chicken cube, deglaze with the wine, and as soon as it evaporates, add the canned tomatoes and the water.
  • Lower the heat to medium, cover the pot, and simmer for 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • Uncover and add the penne. Simmer for 8-10 minutes into the sauce, by stirring regularly, until the penne are cooked and the meat is very tender. If needed, add 50 g more water.
  • Remove from the heat, add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, the parmesan in batches, the basil finely chopped, pepper, and mix.
  • Serve with parmesan, olive oil, pepper, and basil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
20 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
29 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
7 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
58 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
11 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
18 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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