Southwestern Savory Muffins Recipe
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Southwestern Savory Muffins Recipe

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When I was first married, I found a muffin recipe that called for bacon. I modified it through the years and came up with this recipe. It's become a favorite breakfast treat for my husband and me. He grew up in northern New Mexico and thinks most foods benefit from the addition of green chilies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 10 bacon strips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced green chilies

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 226 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein .


  1. In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; reserve 1/3 cup drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In a bowl, beat milk, egg and drippings; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cheese, chilies and bacon. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Savory Muffins in Country February/March 1997, p49

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angelasandoval 41799
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"We found these a little sweet for our taste, but thought they had a great combination of flavors! Next time I'll just cut the amount sugar in half. Oh, and I used canola oil instead bacon drippings (had drained the drippings before remembering I was supposed to use them) but they still had a great bacon flavor."

Sascha18 35989
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I meant to click five stars for this recipe!"

Sascha18 17411
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I loved these! The ingredients went so well together and I loved how there was a hint of sweetness to them. I halved the recipe to make seven muffins and baked them for about 18-20 minutes. I didn't have enough shredded cheddar cheese but I had cheddar cheese slices so I broke about three slices into little pieces instead. Yummy!"

hannapro 45086
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"You are in for a real treat. These are a bit of work thanks to the bacon, but well worth it. Don't miss out on these awesome muffins!!"

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