"A tasty, mild alternative to meaty chili that includes ground flax seeds to help hold things together. What's extra special about this recipe is that it doesn't take hours to make! Serve hot with pita bread."
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, onion, carrot, and garlic; cook and stir until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook for 1 minute.
Transfer red bell pepper mixture to a pot. Add mixed beans, diced tomatoes with juice, chili powder, flax seeds, cumin, oregano, and black pepper; stir well. Bring to a boil; simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.