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Southwestern Savory Muffins

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: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    14 muffins

Ingredients

  • 10 bacon strips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles

Directions

  • 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 another bowl, beat milk, egg and drippings; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cheese, chiles 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 226 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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