HAW! I was just writing you to see if you'd found a good recipe for Bush's chili beans. I made a skillet dish today using chili beans and I was looking for a copy cat for them. I've dug the can out of the recycling and found out it was Luck's chili beans that I was using, not Bush's. The Luck's beans are nice, but there is BPA in the can. yuck. I am making my own from now on using the ingredient list on the can - minus the BPA.
Ingredients: Water, pinto beans, chili powder (I make my own using an old family recipe: ground ancho chili, cayenne, black pepper, cumin, coriander, oregano), cracker meal (I'll just use a bit of flour to make a roux), soybean oil (I'll use organic canola or olive oil), and clove oil (I'll just use a pinch of ground clove).
I suppose since the flour and oil are at the end of the ingredient list, this is a thickening roux that is produced prior to adding the ground cloves, and chili powder - mix that into the roux until it's fragrant, then add the pinto beans (soaked overnight) and water.
Good luck and fine eating to you!