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Beer Brat Chili

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 (2 1/2 quarts)


  • 1 can (15 ounces) 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 chiles, 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


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 383 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1256mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 10g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jan 13, 2019

    This is REALLY good! May be the only way I make chili now! I didn't use a slow cooker, because I didn't have the time, just put it all in a pot, and let it simmer for about an hour. My daughter liked the taste and texture of the different beans. I'm even tempted to use this recipe in a chili cook off!

  • Kathy
    Nov 29, 2018

    This is the easiest chili recipe I have ever made. I used regular cooked bratwurst instead of beer brats, I couldn't find the precooked beer brats at the supermarket. My husband said this is the BEST chili I ever made! I froze it and it tastes even better when unthawed and reheated!

  • xlsalbums
    Mar 21, 2018

    Yum! We really like this recipe. It was easy to make and it was different than the normal chilies that we eat. Loved the beer brats in the chili.

  • angela32
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Oct 13, 2014

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

  • klandrews84
    Oct 4, 2014

    Absolutely a keeper