I had an epiphany. Well I've been making chili with just beans thus far and it seems to be missing something. I bet portabella mushrooms might be what it needs! They have a nice, meaty flavor and texture that might make for a good "meat replacement." I like eating them plain like steak, but have yet to try them in chili. I live with my omni parents and have been wanting to use TVP, but I doubt my dad would eat it. ^^; So that's why I thought mushrooms, they're not one of those "weird vegan foods" and might go over decently. Has anyone tried this and if so how was it?