Cover bottom of large sauce pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, tyme, and oregano. Sweat (cook without browning) until onion pieces are translucent, then add sausage and 1/2 c. water. Break up sausage as it cooks. When sausage is cooked through, add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and 1 1/2 c. water. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add basil and serve over pasta.
Cook beef, onion, green pepper, garlic, and jalapeņo in a large pot over medium heat until meat is brown. Drain excess fat if necessary (lean meat will not require draining), and add undrained tomatoes and remainder of ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and continue simmering for 30 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings, each with 440 calories, 28 g. carbohydrates, 10 g. fiber, and 32 g. protein