Easy Mexican Beef Cornbread Muffins
Ingredients icon 5 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 8 servings.
Time icon 25 to 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.

  2. Preheat oven to  350°F. Prepare muffin batter according to package directions with egg and milk.  Fold sausage into muffin batter.

  3. Spray 24 mini-muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. 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

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.

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