Chop onions and peppers into a large soup pot
Saute in a little veggie broth until translucent and softened.
Add minced garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant
Add any kind of meat substitute (if using) or dry, uncooked bulgur and continue to stir for a few minutes until heated through
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and remaining broth
Add in spices and stir until mixed well
Add all the beans and jalapeños and stir
Sprinkle up to 1-2 Tbs of the Masa on top if you think it needs thickening. The masa adds a slight 'corn tortilla' or 'tamale' flavor to the chili.
Give the chili one more good stir and bring it to a slow boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes.
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