Give Cornbread Muffins A Tex-Mex Twist With A Few Quick Additions


Cornbread cut into pieces with spicy jalapeños - Image from Natalia Wimberley on Shutterstock

Cornbread is a yummy supplement to a vast range of meals. It complements chili, soups, stews, casseroles, or chicken pot pies ideally. Even though there are store-bought boxed mixes which are almost similar to the homemade ones and can be prepared easily, do you crave for a variation? If yes, then try giving your cornbread a Tex-Mex punch by simply adding a couple of extra ingredients.

Cornbread - Figure 1

We're considering incorporating some jalapeños to give a spicy kick to our cornbread. We also plan on adding a few different seasonings to tie all of the flavors together. Think of it as like jalapeño cornbread, which you may have tasted previously. There's room to play around with your Tex-Mex style cornbread, but we suggest making muffins since you can guarantee each serving has the ideal level of spice and tang. And don't stress- we'll still be using plenty of butter to top off these cornbread muffins for extra deliciousness!

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Using a cornbread mix, such as Jiffy or your preferred brand, can simplify your life. However, before you proceed with the boxed directions or a homemade recipe, there are additional steps to take. To begin, prepare your jalapeños by removing their seeds and membranes. Mince roughly a quarter cup, depending on your desired spice level. Sauté these ingredients in butter, and once cooked, mix them with spices, such as garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika. Or, if you prefer, use pre-packaged taco seasoning. The next step involves combining these ingredients with the cornbread mixture.

Cornbread - Figure 2

You'll also require jalapeños that have been cut into thin slices. You can either keep them to the side or use jarred slices. Are you in the mood for some extra heat? When the mixture is prepared, consider adding a bit of the juice from the jar to it, but be cautious not to use too much, or it'll become excessively watery. Subsequently, add the dough to your muffin tray and put a jalapeño slice on top of each muffin. Finally, bake as directed by the recipe or packaging.

As you are waiting, prepare some honey butter to counterbalance the spiciness. Alternatively, add some spice to the butter by making a jalapeño-infused version. Once the snacks are cooked, give them a few minutes to cool down and then serve them as is with the butter. You can also pair them with a bowl of chili or soup for a heartier meal.

Check out the initial post featured on Tasting Table.

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