Here is a list with some alternatives/substitutes suitable for vegans. They are divided by type. If you have any product to add feel free to message me and I’ll update the list. Each one has a direct link to the corresponding websites so you can check the ingredients and where those are available.
I make this chili once a month-ish. It freezes and refrigerates well. It’s less of a recipe and more of a guideline!
Ground beef OR Boca crumbles (these have wheat in them though) OR other meat substitute of your choice (don’t know about the wheat content of other options)
Packet of chili seasoning
14 oz can of crushed tomatoes
One large-ish soup pot
Stirring implement - I like a large wooden spoon
These first three ingredients are the only “essentials.” Brown the beef in your soup pot, drain fat, add chili seasoning, add crushed tomatoes. After that, add your cans of things!
Suggested cans of things:
Beans - black beans and kidney beans are the most “chili-ish”
Old random cans of soup you have laying around
Handful of dried lentils
Stir every 10 minutes or so, over low heat. Chili is one of those things that gets better with time, so feel free to turn it off, go have a nap, and come back 4 hours later. This recipe is great because it can be gluten free, or meat free, or dairy free, or anything-else free depending on your needs. Personally, I like to top my chili with shredded cheese and plain greek yogurt, but I bet it would also make a good topping over hot dogs or a variety of other foods. Hope you enjoy!