I'm thinking of using some sort of veggie crumbles so it's kinda "meaty".. In the memories, someone suggested using sweet potatoes, which I think sounds awesome, too. Furthermore, I might use corn or creamed corn, and I don't want to use too many beans because he's used to "meaty," not "beany" (or "vegetable-y") chili. Maybe I could add lentils or seitan to mix up the texture?
Are there any other main ingredients/vegetables I should use to make spectacular chili for an omnivore? (Apart from the basic herbs & spices, onions, tomatoes, etc.) What are your other awesome chili-making secrets?
Thanks in advance for your advice!