6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

This dish is great when you need something hot, quick, and nutritious. The spiciness of the chili can be decreased simply by seeding the jalapeño.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic. Cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring constantly. Add zucchini and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Ratings & Reviews

lizzie924's Review

November 19, 2012

MaggiC's Review

January 19, 2012
Since I'm usually making this when tomatoes are not at their peak, I use canned diced tomatoes. It can be very spicy so may want to experiment as to whether or not to add hot spicy vegetable juice and the jalapeno or just vegetable juice.. I would recommend removing the seeds and vein from the jalapeno to reduce the heat. It is very satisfying, my meat loving husband doesn't miss the meat in this chili.

crisriva's Review

January 02, 2012
I didn't have the spicy vegetable juice so I added an extra can of diced tomatoes, a can of Mexican tomato sauce and some shakes of Cholula and Tabasco Hot Sauces. I threw in an extra dash of cumin, chili powder and old bay. Yowza! It's now fired up and delicious!! Love it!!

btider's Review

December 23, 2010
Delicious, easy and fast chili without the meat, but still full of flavor. It's become a favorite - perfect on a cold night. We usually serve over elbow macaroni. I especially like that it uses full amounts of ingredients - one squash, two peppers, two cans of juice, one big cam chopped tomatoes, one small onion and some spices and you're pretty set. Highly recommend.

Jessnc's Review

September 26, 2009
This recipe was very quick and easy to put together. I thought the chili would be a bit thicker, but having served it over egg noodles I was not disappointed with the results. I seeded the jalapeno, but found that the chili could have been a bit spicier as I detected no heat in mine. I would definitely make this again.