Chorizo and Green Chile Corn Muffins

Chorizo and Green Chile MuffinsHey everyone!

It’s been a very strange past couple of days in Athens.  One day it’s 68 degrees outside, and the next day we’re having a freezing warning.  Georgia weather is already pretty variable, but this is crazy!

I wanted a little more consistency to my days, so I decided to bake a big batch of breakfast muffins with the Jiffy corn muffin mix I had chilling in my pantry and eat one for breakfast every day.  But they were so good that my brother and I ate them all in a few hours :/. I have pretty bad self-control.

I used the Jiffy mix because I prefer as much convenience as possible when making breakfast muffins. I want something quick and easy, and even though the mix is a tad sweet for my taste, the time and mess saved was worth it! Anyway, here’s the recipe!


Chorizo and Green Chile Corn Muffins

Makes 6-8, depending on size of muffins 


1 can of green chiles, drained (4.5 oz)

3 oz chorizo

1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix

1/3 cup milk  (I used skim)

1 egg

1 tbsp cumin

Dash of cayenne pepper

Spray oil

Shredded cheese (optional)



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.  Heat frying pan over medium heat and spray with oil.  Cut the 3 oz chorizo into small cubes (or whatever shape you want really) and cook the chorizo for 4-5 minutes, or until browned.  Drain on paper towels and proceed to step 3.

3. Follow Jiffy instructions, mixing the mix, eggs, and milk in a large bowl.

4. Add the green chiles, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chorizo.

5. Grease a muffin pan and spoon batter into cups about 2/3 the way up the cup.  Let sit for 3-4 minutes so that the tops will rise better.

6.  After 3-4 minutes of the batter sitting, place the muffin tin in over and cook 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted through a muffin comes out clean.

(optional) If you want a nice cheesy crust, sprinkle cheese on the tops of the muffins about 18 minutes in.



Chorizo and Green Chile Breakfast Muffins


  1. Lily says:

    Hi Lou Ann! that’s a great idea, I haven’t thought of wi cream cheese with chiles but that sounds amazing!

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