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Spicy Sausage Muffins Recipe

Ready for a change of pace? This muffin has a terrific spicy flavor with a good blend of herbs, sausage and cheese. It's very different from other savory muffins.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage, onions and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, cilantro, baking soda, salt and thyme.
  • 2. In another bowl, combine egg and buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese and sausage mixture.
  • 3. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

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