Get bell pepper, onion, celery, mushroom pieces, red beans, and roma tomatoes. You can also add some finely chopped cilantro at this point.
Add all ingredients together into a pot and turn on the flame. Only if necessary, add a *little* V8, canned crushed tomatoes, or pasta sauce to give it a little liquid. Don't add very much at all because most of the liquid is going to come from the other foods and you'll have to boil most of it off anyway.
Boil the food together, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Make sure that almost all the liquid is boiled off or strained out before you serve the chili, because otherwise you're going to end up with chili soup!
If you let it boil for about 15 minutes, it will taste and look like chili.
If you can find some vegan veggie burgers, it's also good to add two of them chopped up into the mixture before you start boiling. It adds to the meaty flavor, but they're not necessary.
posted by Rubystars