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Chunky Style Florida Chili  bowl of chili
2 lbs. Ground beef
1 lb. hot Italian sausage
1 cups onion (diced large)
1 cups green pepper (diced large)
1 cup celery (diced large)
1 Tbsp. jalapeno pepper (minced)
2 Tbsp. garlic (minced)
3 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 ounces tomato paste
4 cups beef stock
3 cups fresh tomatoes (diced large)
15 ounces tomato sauce
2 cups zucchini (diced large)
2 cups yellow squash (diced large)
1 cups dark red kidney beans (canned)
1 cups black beans (canned)
To taste salt and black pepper

Brown ground beef and sausage in a large pot, remove grease and add onions, peppers, celery, jalapeno, and garlic. Saute over a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add dry spices and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add tomato paste, beef stock, tomato sauce , and fresh tomatoes and simmer on low heat for 1 hour, stirring frequently. Add beans, zucchini and squash and cook for 20 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.