Rating: 4.7 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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

337 calories; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 38.1g; fat 13g; cholesterol 42.6mg; sodium 718.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (26)

Most helpful positive review

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
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 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
(6)
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
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
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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
07/03/2019
Absolutely delicious! We halved the recipe but accidentally doubled the chili powder. It turned out so well that we'll double the chili powder again next time. 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: 5 stars
10/25/2017
STARBOARDJEN thank you so much for this recipe. When I saw the recipe with all of those veggies, I knew I had to make it. There were some changes due to what I had on hand (I used a meatloaf mix of beef, pork, & veal, tomato sauce instead of crushed tom., black & pinto beans, and no corn. I served it with shredded cheddar and sour cream. We all loved it. My brother even had 2nds, something he never does. This is a definite keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2016
I loved this recipe. I've been on the search for the perfect chili with the best selection of veggies and one that also packs a great amount of flavor with just the right seasonings. Its hearty, mild heat and great texture. I made it without the black beans and added a little bit of extra salt to my liking and it came out perfect. Needless to say, I'll definitely be making this time and time again. Read More
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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