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“From Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes”
15 muffins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F; grease three 5-stick cactus molds or a standard 12-muffin pan.
  2. Heat the oil in a small skillet over med-high heat; add in the bell pepper, green onion, and jalapeño.
  3. Decrease heat to med-low; stir/sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are very tender; remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, black pepper, and salt.
  5. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. In a small bowl, beat the milk and egg until blended.
  7. Stir milk mixture, vegetables, and cheese into the flour mixture until just blended.
  8. Divide batter equally into cactus molds or muffin pan.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in molds on a rack for 10 minutes; remove from molds and serve warm.

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