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Zucchini Chili


4 to 6 cups zucchini, unpeeled and grated
1 cup celery, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
3 Tablespoons oil
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce, plus 1 can water
1 28-oz. can tomatoes
2 to 3 Tablespoons chili powder
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1 15-oz. can kidney beans
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms *green olives, sliced (optional)


In a pan, Saute zucchini, celery and onion in oil for about 6 minutes. Add tomato sauce, water, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, garlic salt, sugar, black pepper and red pepper to zucchini mixture and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours (This mixture can be frozen, and remaining ingredients added later. Add kidney beans, mushrooms and green olives; simmer for 15 minutes.