I just realized that I had to let you know one way to make your chili (or my chili) super awesomely vegan! All you have to do is replace the ground beef with Garbanzo beans that have been mashed into very small pieces. The garbanzo beans are great, they keep the chili hearty and add a great texture to the dish. I think masa is especially good to add into vegan chili. If you are buying your masa, just make sure you get the good old fashioned corn, water, lime stuff and not some strange kind of tamale masa with lard in it to almost kill your vegan mother on her birthday like I did. Enjoy!