Beer-n-Brats Chili

Submitted by jimwcoleman

6 to 8 bratwurst links
Several strips of bacon
1 27 oz. can kidney beans
1 14 oz. can diced peeled tomatoes
1 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes (mostly drained)
3 1/2 oz. diced green chilis
1/2 cup green bell pepper
4 clove garlic (minced)
1 cup onion
1/2 cup onion (extra, see recipe)
12 oz. Pale Ale (2Fellers Misty Mountain Hop IPA, or comparable)
1 tbs ground cumin
2 1/2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Cook brats on grill until pink in middle. Do NOT char outside. Remove from grill. Let cool a bit, slice, and fry with extra portion of chopped onion. Set aside.

For extra flavor, fry bacon in frying pan. Save bacon and grease.

In crock or large pot:
Mix all canned, vegetable, beer and spice ingredients. Stir together well. If you have the gonads, add in some sliced jalapeno pepper and up the percentage of cayenne pepper, but only a bit.

Add meat (brats/onions and bacon/grease).

Crock pot:
Cook 3 hours on high.

On stove:
Bring to boil, mixing well. Reduce heat, simmer 2 hours.