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Sunday, October 16, 2011

mangia mondays 32: green chile cornmeal cupcakes

howdy, folks!
welcome to

a blog hop that the super-clever & talented
lisa from shine your light
& i co-host each week!

this week i'm sharing:

green chile cornmeal cupcakes

for frosting:
12 oz. white cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 C extra sharp cheddar, grated
8 oz. pimentos, drained & finely chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 C mayo
1/2 TBS paprika
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp sugar
4 scallions, chopped for garnish
4 strips bacon cooked & chopped for garnish

1. combine all ingredients, except for scallions & bacon, in a medium bowl & mix well. cover & refrigerate for 2 hours.

for cupcakes:
1 C cornmeal
1 C all-purpose flour
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 C sour cream
3 TBS melted butter + 1/4 TBS cold butter
1/2 C onion, finely chopped
1 tsp jalapeno, seeded & chopped
7 oz. green chiles, drained & chopped
salt & pepper, to taste

1. preheat oven to 375 f.

2. in a large bowl add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, sour cream & the 3 TBS of melted butter. mix well to combine.

3. saute onions & jalapenos using 1/4 TBS butter, about 2 minutes. add salt, pepper, & green chiles. remove from heat, cool slightly & add to the batter.

4. prepare a standard muffin tin by lining with paper liners or spraying with nonstick spray. fill the pans 3/4 full with the batter. bake 12-15 minutes until golden. let cool & "frost" with pimento cheese mixture. garnish with chopped bacon & scallions.

alright... i didn't even know what a pimento was,
but i was convinced i didn't like them.
turns out, it's just a super-delicious red pepper!

these "cupcakes" are SO good!
they're savory & delicious...
& who doesn't love something topped with bacon?!

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  1. HI,
    I shared my GF DF pizza crust and a video for making GF crepes as well as an article about the important Rodale Institute research about organic vs. conventional ag.

  2. So many wonderful recipe links! Your cupcakes look very interesting! I've added the Apple Butter Spice Muffins.

  3. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    raw breakfast six ways

    bioneers salad

    mung bean & pea shoot salad

    basil, turnip & quinoa salad

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  4. Thanks for hosting! I posted a video recipe of albondigas, a Mexican meatball soup and also an iron rich food.

  5. Hi, Thanks for hosting! I shared my Pumpkin Carrot Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting! :)

  6. Those cupcakes sound amazing. I bet that topping would be good on a lot of things. Thanks for hosting. Linking up with a Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken and Beans.

  7. I've shared a recipe for chili made in the crock pot. Thanks for hosting!

  8. I also posted a profile of poppy seed with cooking ideas.

  9. These look and sound amazing!
    How many cupcakes does the recipe yield?

  10. I got about 1.5 dozen, Bekah! :D I think next time, I'll make them in a mini muffin pan for bite-size appetizers!

  11. Kristin, what a great way to give a new appeal to corn muffins! Thanks. :-)


  12. Hi Kristin! Me again. I'll will be hosting Whole Food Wednesdays at Beyond The Peel. I hope you'll join the linky party.