Mexican-Style Beef Breakfast Sausage (recipe follows)
1 package (8 – 1/2 ounces) cornbread muffin mix
1 large egg
1/3 cup low-fat or skim milk
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage. Remove from pan.
Mexican-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 – 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1 – 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1 – 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 – 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2 – inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin batter according to package directions with egg and milk. Fold sausage into muffin batter.
Spray 24 mini-muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
Divide muffin batter evenly among 24 mini muffin cups, filling cup to top. Top batter evenly with cheese. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until muffins are cooked through and cheese is melted and golden brown.
Nutrition information per serving: 254 calories; 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 73 mg cholesterol; 490 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 2.2 g fiber; 18 g protein; 4.2 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg vitamin B12; 2.5 mg iron; 15.5 mcg selenium; 3.7 mg zinc; 23.6 mg choline.