Its Game day!
No one wants to be stuck cooking on game day, so here are a few slow cooker football recipes to enjoy when you invite your family and friends over to enjoy the game. Just set it and forget it until its time to eat.
Slow Cooker Beer Brats with Sauerkraut
A package of the best brat buns you can find. Good hot dog buns work just fine
About 10 to 12 fresh pork or beef bratwurst
A couple of onions, white or red. Either works well, chop them up in medium chunks or sliced them in thin rings
Butter, use a half of a stick. We suggest unsalted
Garlic cloves, you will need 3 to 4 peeled and chopped or put through a garlic press. Use less or more depending on your garlic preference
Salt and pepper
Beer, you will need 3 to 4 bottles for this dish. Stout beer is good but any beer works just fine
Mustard, about a 1/4 cup. Yellow, whole grain or fancy mustard works just fine
Sauerkraut. Store bout works well
Put it all together like this
Pour 3 to 4 bottles of beer in your football logo slow cooker and toss in your brats. Let them soak for about 30 minutes. Take them out and either grill them or brown them in skillet. They don’t have to cook long, just enough to brown them.
Put the brats in your slow cooker beer bath, add onion, butter, garlic, mustard and salt and pepper. Add a little extra beer if needed.
Cover and cook for about 4 hours on high or about 7 hours on low. Add a little more beer with 30 minutes left to cook.
Put out the sauerkraut, mustard and brat buns by your cooler of beer and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Game Day Chili
Shopping List / Ingredients
A pound of beef chuck roast or round roast. Cut it into about 3/4 inch square pieces
All purpose flour. You will need 2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil, or olive oil. You will need 1 tablespoon
Onions. 1 or 2 ea. yellow or red, either works well. Chopped medium or fine
Garlic cloves. Use 3 to 4 cloves, peeled and finely chopped or use a garlic press
Diced tomatoes. Use 2 cans 14.5 oz of diced fire roasted tomatoes
Red kidney beans. Use 2 cans 14.5 oz, drained and rinsed
Tomato past. 1, 6 oz can
Chili powder. Use 2 tablespoons. Don’t be afraid to add just a little more if you like it spicy
Salt and pepper
Cheddar cheese. Shredded medium or sharp works well
Sour cream. Chili is better with some sour cream. Just use a bit on top if you like
Beer. Use 1, 12 oz bottle of your favorite beer
Put it together like this
Cut up the beef roast and place it in a plastic bag with the flour, shake to coat all the beef. In a skillet add the oil and set the heat to medium. Put in the beef and cook until browned on all sides.
Make sure you spray your slow cooker with cooking spray and or use a slow cooker liner. Transfer the beef into the slow cooker. Add the onions, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato past, chili powder and salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Add just a little more beer with an hour left to cook, if you like.
Serve with the Cheddar cheese, sour cream and your favorite beer!
Hope you enjoy these great slow cooker football recipes and as always they are better when cooked in your favorite football logo slow cooker! Enjoy!