Oktoberfest Chili

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

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds fresh bratwurst links, cut into 1-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, divided

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups sauerkraut, drained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans tomato juice

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle German-style beer

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • ¼ cup chili powder

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon allspice

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 2 ½ ounces milk chocolate candy

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

433 Calories
25g Fat
36g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 433
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 2223mg 97%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 712mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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