This recipe will make a huge amount of chili. I used a 12 quart pot and I wouldn't try this in anything smaller than an 8 quart pot. I came home from our Labor Day weekend BBQ with a bag full of leftover grilled brats. I sliced them very thinly and added them to the chili. It was a tasty way to put the leftovers to use.
Spicy Three Bean Chili with Beef and Bratwurst
2 lbs ground beef
4 spicy bratwurst, grilled or added raw and cooked with the ground beef, sliced as thinly as possible
4-6 chipotle chiles, about 1/2 cup minced
2 small yellow onions, chopped small
2 cups chopped bell peppers, I used a 16 oz bag of frozen multicolored chopped peppers
3 cups cooked black beans or 2 cans
3 cups cooked white beans or 2 cans
1 1/2 cups cooked light red kidney beans or 1 can
29 ounce can tomato sauce
29 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
29 ounce can crushed tomatoes
6-8 tablespoons Mexican Spice Mix, adjust according to the level of heat you prefer
Optional toppings: Sour cream and/or shredded cheese
In a very large stock pot over medium high heat, cook and crumble the ground beef along with the Mexican Spice Mix. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for several hours. Serve warm and top with sour cream and cheese if desired. Enjoy!