Oktoberfest Chili

Oktoberfest Chili

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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    5 h 20 m
  • Ready In

    5 h 45 m
Recipe by  bbuedel

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

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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  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.

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Wow! I made this chili for a chili feed and it turned out great! I tweaked it a little bit but the flavor was amazing! Definitely will be making it again, and recommend to others. It was judged 4th out of 30 different recipes!



This recipe is really good! I wanted to respond to JanKrzyz whom reviewed this chili that that's great you love the chili recipe! Though, if it's really good like you say you should give it at least 4 stars or 5 stars, because browsing recipe-seekers will see that you only gave it one star and think the recipe is terrible (since you're the only reviewer so far). Just wanted to help you!



This is a excellant chili recipe. Very good flavor. Made for a chili feed and can't wait to see what the other campers think about this chili. Will be making this many more time.

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Amount Per Serving (14 total)

  • Calories
  • 451 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs
  • 36.2 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 2226 mg
  • 89%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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