Hot Mama Chili

Didi Dalaba


I gave my chili that name because everytime I serve it, my husband's friends alway's say, "hot mama, can we have more"? Three meats, habanero peppers, spices, beans... need I say more?
This is a crowd pleaser!! The men in your lives will absolutely love it, especially served with my "Three Cheese Kickin Corn Muffins"!

So grab your aprons, your big stockpot and get ready for high fives and empty bowls!!

★★★★★ 3 votes
45 Min
1 Hr


1 can(s)
(15.5 oz) kidney beans - drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
(15 oz) black beans - drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
(28 oz) pinto beans - drained and rinsed
1 lb
ground pork
1 lb
ground beef
1 pkg
chorizo sausage (8 oz) - diced
1 can(s)
original rotel tomatoes with chilis
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz) diced fire roasted tomatoes
1 can(s)
(28 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
(8 oz) tomato sauce
1 large
onion diced
celery stalks - diced
1 large
bell pepper diced (i used red for this recipe)
1 medium
habanero pepper - roasted
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
cilantro chopped
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
chipotle hot sauce *optional*
black pepper
2 - 3 c
water (depending on broth preference)

How to Make Hot Mama Chili


  • 1Start by roasting your habanero pepper making sure it's charred all over. You can do this in a hot oven, a griddle or open burner. Once roasted, place on a plate and cover with saran wrap for a few minutes. This will ensure easier peeling off of the skin but will retain the amazing roasted flavor!!
  • 2In a stockpot, add your olive oil and saute your ground pork. Brown till no longer pink, remove to plate and set aside.
    Add your ground beef, and saute as well. When meat is no longer pink, add your onions. Saute till onions are starting to soften. Add the pork back to the pot. Finally add your chopped chorizo sausage.
  • 3Add your beans that have been drained and rinsed.
  • 4Add your tomatoes (not drained, juices and all) and all your spices.

    Finally add your diced pepper and roasted habanero pepper.
  • 5Add your water and let simmer for 45-60 minutes on low till all flavors have married.

    *optional* - top with shredded cheese and sour cream if desired.

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About Hot Mama Chili

Course/Dish: Chili