In a soup pot or dutch oven, saute the chopped onions in olive oil over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
Add the garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
Stir in the chili, cumin, and chili peppers and saute for another 2 minutes.
Add in plant-based meat alternative (Impossible™ burger) and water and cook for about 4-5 minutes, breaking into small crumbles as it cooks.
Pour the tomatoes, beans, oregano, and bay leaf into the soup pot and stir until combined.
Bring the chili to a boil, and then simmer for about 25 minutes.
Remove bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot in bowls with your favorite chili toppings.