Wash hands with soap and water.
Gently rub vegetable under cool running water.
Cook beef or turkey in large pot over medium heat until meat is no longer pink ( or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F for beef, and 160 degrees F for turkey) and drain.
Add onions, carrots, green bell pepper, and garlic.
Cover and cook over low heat until onion is softened, about 8 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, beans, water, chili powder, and oregano.
Cook uncovered until chili comes to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes.
Add squash and simmer, about 10 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts were calculated using lean ground beef and zucchini.