These delicious chile, corn, and sausage muffins are a fantastic portable breakfast that will keep you full until lunch.
Chile, Corn & Sausage Muffins
Servings: A dozen muffins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C). Grease and flour a muffin pan or spray. The paper muffin pan liners tend to stick to the muffin.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 12 ounces lean breakfast sausage, hot if you can get it
- ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped green chile, drained (alternately, you can substitute 3-4 tablespoons of dried green chile to the dry ingredients below)
Prepping the Sausage and Chile
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausagesas needed and place in skillet. Crumble the sausage into small pieces as it cooks. Let the sausage cook for about five minutes or so before mixing in the red bell pepper and green chile.
When the sausage is completely cooked and the red bell pepper is tender, remove the skillet from heat and drain excess oil. Allow the mixture to cool before adding it to the batter.
Prepping the batter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup blue corn meal
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Whisk flour, corn meal, baking soda, and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- ½ cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese, plus extra ¼ cup for sprinkling on muffins
- ¼ cup melted butter
Mix eggs and buttermilk together in a separate bowl.
Add the egg and buttermilk mixture to the flour/cornmeal mixture slowly. Fold in fresh corn kernels, green onions, Cheddar cheese, and the sausage and chile mixture. Stir in melted butter until the flour has been incorporated, but don’t over mix the batter.
Divide batter among cups in prepared muffin pan. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake until golden brown. You can test with a toothpick by inserting it into the center of the muffin. It should come out clean. Typically takes 25-30 minutes.
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