1 ½ pounds ground beef (or ground turkey, prefer 93/7)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ cups onion, diced, about 1 large onion
½ cup chopped celery, about 1 stalk
1 ½ cups carrots, peeled and diced, about 4 medium carrots
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
4 cups zucchinis, diced, about 2-3 medium zucchinis
1 15-ounce can tomato puree or tomato sauce
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
In your seasoned skillet or large cast iron pot, brown meat and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is thoroughly cooked and browned. Drain off excess fat, set aside.
Add oil, onions, celery, carrots, and seasonings to the skillet and cook until translucent over medium-high heat, about 5-7 minutes. Once onions are golden and veggies are midway cooked, add zucchini and cook for 2 minutes, making sure you stir everything well.
Add cooked meat, tomato puree/sauce, and tomatoes into the pot and stir well. Bring everything to a boil, stirring frequently, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Check on the amazing mixture every so often and stir. Serve immediately.