Oktoberfest Chili

A hearty and different chili with bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German beer, plus the typical chili beans, peppers, and spices, brings a German twist to this Oktoberfest favorite.

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...


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 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
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 1/2 ounces milk chocolate candy

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