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Zucchini Chili

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

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.