Beer Brat Chili Recipe
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Beer Brat Chili Recipe

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My husband and I love this chili because it smells so good as it simmers in the slow cooker all day. I can't think of a better way to use up leftover brats. He can't think of a better way to eat them! — Katrina Krumm, Apple Valley, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Southwestern black beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 package (14 ounces) fully cooked beer bratwurst links, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili seasoning mix
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 383 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1256mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 10g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours. Yield: 8 servings (2 1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Beer Brat Chili in Taste of Home September/October 2013, pjls

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 265153
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"This is a great slow cooker recipe. I used regular smoked sausage, because it's what we prefer and it was delicious!"

JCV4 User ID: 628113 258167
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016

"This was an excellent and easy recipe to make! Everyone at our Christmas potluck raved about it. Thanks for the recipe!"

sigtautiny User ID: 7978115 244675
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Very tasty. I doubled the recipe to feed everyone. For the doubled recipe I used one less can of diced tomatoes and added one extra can of diced tomato and chillies, and because no one in the family really likes bell peppers, I omitted them. I used one package beer brats and one package sweet italian sausages. The sweet italian sausage gave it a much better flavor I thought. When serving we also tried some with a dab of sour cream and a handful of cheddar cheese...excellent both ways. Definitely a keeper of a recipe."

moxiewoman User ID: 6410615 235733
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"Really, really good! I didn't have any frozen corn on hand, so I substituted a can of rinsed, drained kidney beans. easy to fix; the hardest part was opening the cans."

pamTrem User ID: 6909303 123933
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"Very, very good! Not to hot not to mild! Very easy to make! Next time I am going to try kielbasa instead of brats.."

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 153039
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Wow! My husband loved this chili! I, too, added some ground beef. Will definitely make again!"

klandrews84 User ID: 7066576 190183
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Absolutely a keeper"

kfrank92 User ID: 7208876 200499
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Great and easy"

wagondorfer User ID: 1632905 184438
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Very good and easy to fix."

spoiledbasher User ID: 3194367 119930
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Flavors just weren't for me. My hubby gave it a "B" he said."

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