Hey Der! Uff Da! Chili

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READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
Recipe by Jim Walsh

This chili is absolutely fantastic. It's perfect as a main dish or tailgate party on a cold winter day. You've had chili before, but have never tasted chili with bratwurst and bacon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Heat the half the oil (3 tablespoons) in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers and season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir together with the vegetables and cook, about 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. 3. Return large frying pan to stove and heat with remaining oil (3 tablespoons). Add bratwurst and cook, breaking the meat into small pieces, until the meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain a portion of the liquid if desired. Transfer to slow cooker.
  4. 4. Return large frying pan to stove and heat. Add the bacon and cook until done. Drain.
  5. 5. Transfer to slow cooker; add the diced tomatoes and its juice, tomato sauce, and beans. Stir to combine. Add wedge of Gouda cheese. Cover and cook about 8 hours on low or 6 hours on high mixing occasionally.

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