2 lbs. ground beef or ground chuck
1 jar spaghetti sauce (check label for no sugars)
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 sm. zucchini, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
2-4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 sm. can sliced black olives, drained
1 tsp. all-purpose Italian seasoning
1 tbsp. crushed or chopped garlic
1 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
In large skillet brown the ground beef. Add all veggies and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes, until tender. Add sauce and seasonings and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve in a bowl, top with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4-6 heartily.
Variations: add broccoli or cauliflower florets, chopped eggplant, chopped fresh spinach leaves or sliced carrots.