This is a very hearty and chunky chili with tons of vegetables and can be made with either ground beef or ground turkey breast.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Break ground beef into small pieces into a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and carrot to ground beef; cook and stir until the vegetables begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir zucchini and yellow squash into the beef mixture; continue cooking until the beef is completely browned, 3 to 5 minutes more. Drain excess liquid from the pot and return to medium heat.

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  • Stir crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn, and garlic into the beef mixture; bring to a boil. Season mixture with chili powder, brown sugar, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and black pepper.

  • Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and cook chili at a simmer for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

336.8 calories; 19.6 g protein; 38.1 g carbohydrates; 42.6 mg cholesterol; 718.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2014
Great way to get your kids to eat their veggies! We had an extremely busy day today and this came together quickly. I used cannellini beans because that's all I had in my pantry. We also don't care for green pepper so I used orange & yellow sweet peppers instead. Overall we liked it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2015
OK....i bought all these veges so I thought I would forgo my usual chili recipe and try something new. I questioned the minuscule amount of the spices so I pumped the chili powder to 2 T cumin to 2 t 1 t oregano more salt it was too sweet with that much brown sugar--still blah! Would NOT MAKE IT AGAIN! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2014
Great way to get your kids to eat their veggies! We had an extremely busy day today and this came together quickly. I used cannellini beans because that's all I had in my pantry. We also don't care for green pepper so I used orange & yellow sweet peppers instead. Overall we liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2014
I'm giving this 5 stars because my 17 and 12 year olds detest too many veggies in their meals but they both loved this. My husband and I enjoyed it too. Will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
Delicious and different. I needed to use up some frozen shredded zucchini and this worked great. I didn't thaw it - just threw it in on top of the ground beef. Also used a can of corn since that is what I had. Felt very healthy. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2014
Great dish something out of the normal chili realm Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2018
I liked it but I wasn't crazy about it. I think the problem could have been I made it too spicy. Next time I would add less pili pili and pepper. I omitted the brown sugar and corn. I used ground seitan instead of ground beef to make it vegetarian. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2016
Very Veggie Beef Chili Haiku: "Great on this cold night. We all devoured our bowls. The kids included!" I halved the recipe b/c I only had 1 can of black beans and 1 can of diced tomatoes but I kept the ground beef at 1 lb and all of the seasoning at the written ratio. The spice was right the veggies were great - overall chili success and even better w/ crushed Fritos cheese and Sriracha on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
Really great way to get plenty of fiber...I always used sugar in my chili, but the brown sugar really topped it off...I will never use plain sugar again...if you can have sugar and carbs in your diet, don't leave the brown sugar out. I didn't have the peppers so I used okra instead...Worked out well...This recipe is versatile, you can add whatever vegetables you have on hand... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
Awesome with lots of healthy veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2019
If I call it taco soup, some of my kids enjoyed it more. I added cilantro and topped it with olives, cheese, sour cream, chopped onion, avocado and salsa. It was DELICIOUS!!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2015
OK....i bought all these veges so I thought I would forgo my usual chili recipe and try something new. I questioned the minuscule amount of the spices so I pumped the chili powder to 2 T cumin to 2 t 1 t oregano more salt it was too sweet with that much brown sugar--still blah! Would NOT MAKE IT AGAIN! Read More