Place meat on rack of broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat until lightly browned, turning once. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add meat, tomatoes, potato, picante sauce, basil, oregano and, if desired, salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour. Stir in green pepper and zucchini; continue to simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with cheese. Serve with additional picante sauce.
Makes about 8 cups.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana