Hidden Veggie Chili- Perfect for Kids

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Hidden Veggie Chili

Have you got a picky eater at home and stuck for ideas to get your kids to eat more veggies, then this recipe is perfect for you!  This ' Hidden Veggie Chili' is loaded with veggies, protein and incredible taste that will get your kids asking for more. This meal is perfect for post training or for any week night meal. You can even throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker at the start of your day and have it ready to go when everybody gets home for the day.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/2 an onion, diced
1 tin kidney beans or black beans
1 cooked kumara or potato
3 tb. ground chilies (or chili powder) (can omit)
1/4 ts. cayenne pepper
1/4 ts. cumin
1/4 ts. onion powder 
1 ts. salt
1 1/2 ts. garlic powder
1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 - 28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef and drain any excess liquid.  
Add the onion and allow them to soften for 3 to 4 minutes.  
Add the zucchini and carrot and cook for an additional two minutes.  
Add the baked or boiled kumara/ potato and the tin of beans.
Next add the crushed and diced tomatoes with all their juices. 
Heat the mixture through, add the spices and cook over medium-low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
**Alternatively you can put this all in a slow cooker in the morning and have it ready to go by the time you are ready to enjoy dinner. 

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