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Beer Brat Chili Recipe

Beer Brat Chili Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours. Yield: 8 servings (2 1/2 quarts).

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.

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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."

jash User ID: 4018352 184437
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

"So good and SIMPLE!! Have made this THREE times now!!"

Wee Willy User ID: 5627672 200497
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"This was quite different than "regular" chili. My wife and I loved it! It is very dry when assembled but all the veggies give up their juice as it cooks. We cooked it a little longer (7 hours) as it didn't really look ready at 5 or 6 hours. One of the rare recipies of the many we have tried that was wonderful exactly as listed: we didn't "tweak" anything! Well, ok, we added a bit more garlic! Will definitely make this again (and again, and....)"

rdwags62 User ID: 6077205 200496
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"This was a good soup. I little bit of a twist on chili...was good for something different. I will make this one again."

[email protected] User ID: 77962 119926
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"This was a good standard chili, not too hot or too mild. I liked the sausages in it (I substituted a Lithuanian sausage), and the older (elementary school) eaters in the house ate it well."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 198857
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"Can't stop eating it!!!!!!!!!!!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 184436
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"Husband had 3 bowls in one sitting...yep, a great recipe! This will be a terrific addition to my fall and winter recipe collection. I enjoyed the different textures and flavors of the beans, and the tomato base was flavorful and zesty. Next time, I may add a bit of ground beef alongside the brats, but it certainly stands well on its own, just as written. :)"

bzdz1128 User ID: 2029232 140856
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"Made this yesterday and it is awesome. My wife is from Texas and is usually in charge of making chili, but even she loved it. The best thing is it was so easy to make."

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