3-Squash Beef Chili

Chili is a great fall meal…everybody knows that. It’s also something that you can make in HUGE batches to use for leftover dinners, lunches, or freezer dinners! I use it for all three.

There are some basic ingredients I use for chili: onion, garlic, meat, diced/crushed tomatoes, veggies, salt and chili powder. If you use that basic skeleton, you’re golden. Here is the general ratio I use:


1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound ground meat

28 oz. can diced tomatoes (I go heavy on the tomatoes, you can use less if you prefer)

2 cups veggies (think peppers, squash, etc. – whatever your favorites are!)

2 tsp. salt

2-3 tbsp. chili powder

coconut oil


For this particular recipe, I used ground beef and golden zucchini, zucchini and summer squash cut into chunks. Melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large pot. Saute the onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add your veggies and cook for about 5 minutes. Then, add in the ground meat and cook until browned. Stir in the diced tomatoes, salt, and chili powder and let the chili simmer for 20-30 minutes. Easy-peasy, right?? Feel free to mix and match meats, veggies, and spices to make a simple meal your own!




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