Cook beyond crumbles on medium heat, add 1 tbsp butter.
Once the meat has browned add garlic, onion, zucchini, jalapeno, and sautee on medium heat for 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste, paprika, chili flakes, chili powder, cumin, and stir into the meat and vegetables. Stir until the veggies are covered in sauce. Allowing the tomato paste to cook for atleast 1-2 minutes will allow some caramelization to occur, enhancing flavor.
Add beans and tomatoes and stir. Add water.
While chili cooks on medium heat. Blend garbanzo beans with chili juices, then add to chili and mix thoroughly. This will thicken the chili and enhance nutrients in the sauce.
Let simmer for 5 minutes on medium-high heat. Then turn off heat and allow to cool.
Optional: Add 1 tbsp of agave for mild sweetness.
Optional: Garnish with Violife cheese, Tofutti Sour Cream, and/or green onion