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Oktoberfest Chili

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A hearty chili with a little kick and a German twist."
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Ingredients

5 h 45 m servings 451 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the bratwurst into a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings over medium heat; cook and stir the bratwurst until the pieces are browned and no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Place remaining 1 tablespoon of bacon drippings in a large, deep pot over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion, green and jalapeno peppers, and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Place the bratwurst into the pot with the vegetables, and stir in the sauerkraut, red beans, petite diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, beer, salt, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, sugar, garlic powder, paprika, allspice, and oregano.
  3. Bring the chili to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and stir in the milk chocolate until melted and dissolved. Simmer for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 451 calories; 26.8 g fat; 36.2 g carbohydrates; 16.6 g protein; 52 mg cholesterol; 2226 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Wow! I made this chili for a chili feed and it turned out great! I tweaked it a little bit but the flavor was amazing! Definitely will be making it again, and recommend to others. It was judged ...

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I found this chili to have way to much tomato taste, not enough of the other flavors. I wll try it again, but will probably cut out the tomato sauce totally, I will also reduce the salt. The onl...

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Wow! I made this chili for a chili feed and it turned out great! I tweaked it a little bit but the flavor was amazing! Definitely will be making it again, and recommend to others. It was judged ...

This recipe is really good! I wanted to respond to JanKrzyz whom reviewed this chili that that's great you love the chili recipe! Though, if it's really good like you say you should give it at l...

After hearing friends talk about a local chili that has sauerkraut in it and how good it was, I decided to make my own version. My girlfriend and I put this recipe together on a Sunday afternoon...

This is a excellant chili recipe. Very good flavor. Made for a chili feed and can't wait to see what the other campers think about this chili. Will be making this many more time.

I found this chili to have way to much tomato taste, not enough of the other flavors. I wll try it again, but will probably cut out the tomato sauce totally, I will also reduce the salt. The onl...

This turned out really well. I entered it in a small chili contest and won 2nd place! I followed directions exactly as stated.

I took the advice of another reviewer and left out the tomato sauce and this recipe still turned out to be so salty and acidic that we could hardly eat it. I was so disappointed! I never get h...

This is wonderful!! Love the kraut in it and a nice spice to it as well. Perfect :)

Made this for our neighborhood Oktoberfest dinner tonight. Followed the recipe exactly - except used large brats which I do not think are links - and it turned out fantastic. I do not like sauer...