My Grandma Rowan made the best Chili Beans. She was from a little town called Leakey near San Antonio TX. When I was 13, she taught me how to make them. She used "French's Texas Style Chili-O", however, I haven't been able to find it in years. Regular Chili-O just doesn't taste right. For the past 15 years or so I have been using Carroll Shelby's Chili Fixin's. It is the closest chili mix I have been able to find. You only need about a 1/3 or so of the package. We found it at Albertson's. If you can't find Carroll Shelby's you can experiment with other chili mixes to get the flavor that suits your taste, It just won't be the same.