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1 zucchini, sliced

1 yellow squash, sliced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)

1 onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced

1 can crushed tomatoes with liquid

1 can tomato paste


1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, jalapeño, onions and garlic. Sauté until tender (about 5 minutes).

2. Add canned ingredients and reduce heat to a simmer.

3. Stir in spices and simmer 45–60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chili reaches desired consistency.

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