This recipe is a delicious and hearty meal - great for those cold winter months! You can adapt this recipe to suit your needs by using either ground beef, ground turkey or tofu. Either way it's sure to please the entire family!
Over medium heat, cook ground beef with olive oil until beef is no longer pink. Add onions halfway through when beef is almost cooked. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, jalapeno, and basil. Saute for 1 minute, stirring to mix. Add carrots, celery, and green pepper and saute for a few minutes to soften. Stir in remaining ingredients (tomatoes, corn and beans) and bring almost to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 1 hour. The longer it simmers the better! Adjust spices to taste. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese. Add delicious garlic bread to this meal as an extra added treat!