German White Bean Chili

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I came up with this recipe while thinking of the foods that are German staples and how I could mix them together in a way that result in a satisfying, memorable meal. I won a chili cookoff with this recipe one week later. I hope you enjoy.

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  • add   2 dashes salt or hot salt
  • add   6 ounces of german rauchbier beer (this is a smoky beer)
  • add   2 cups water
  • add   4 (16 ounce) cans bush dry northern white beans
  • add   2 (10 ounce) cans Rotel tomatoes & chilies
  • add   2 (1 1/2 ounce) packages McCormicks chicken white-bean chili seasoning
  • add   2 teaspoons of ground garlic and herb seasoning
  • add   1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • add   1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • add   1 lb german bockwurst
  • add   4 slices smoked gouda cheese (thin slices)
  • add   1 cup milk
  • add   2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • add   4 tablespoons stoneground German mustard
  • add   1 lb ground turkey
  • add   8 ounces franks Bavarian-style sweet sauerkraut


  1. Brown the ground turkey and the bockwurst in a large skillet.
  2. In a large pot on medium-high heat, put in the heavy crème.
  3. Remove dark edge from the gouda and add the gouda to the pot.
  4. Stir until the gouda is melted.
  5. Add the 2 packages of chili seasoning, ground pepper, salt, seasoning, milk, and mustard and stir well.
  6. Add the 4 cans of white beans and 2 cans of diced tomatoes& green chilis Drain the sourkraut and add half of it to the pot.
  7. Once browned, drain the fat and add the turkey to the pot.
  8. Slice the bockwurst into small 1/4-inch pieces and add to the pot.
  9. Add the water, milk, and rauchbier to the pot.
  10. Mix the corn starch with a 1/4-cup of cold water and stir until smooth, add to the chili.
  11. Put lid on top and simmer, Stirring occasionally for a half-hour.