Monday, September 28, 2009

Savory, Cheesy Cornbread


These muffins really appeal to me. One, because of the onions, two, the seasonings and three, the glorious cheese! They are perfect with a hearty bowl of chili, a healthy serving of beef stew or with your favorite soup. These muffins are so easy to prepare and are packed full of flavor. Give them a try tonight!



Saute, 1/2 of a medium sized onion, sliced thin a 1 tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter.
Once the onions have turned golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside momentarily.


Empty one package of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix (don't judge me - this is good stuff and I'll take all the help I can get) into a mixing bowl, along with the onions, 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (pepper jack cheese would totally rock here too) and 1-1/2 tablespoons of Emeril's Essence, 1/3 cup of butter milk (or regular milk) and 1 egg. You can change things up and use your seasoning of choice. A good garlic bread seasoning would be awesome too!



Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients and allow the batter to rest for 3 or 4 minutes. Spoon the batter into each muffin cup to 3/4 full. Top with a little more shredded cheese and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.



One the muffins have turned golden brown and the cheese has melted, remove from oven and allow to cool for about five minutes. Feast your eyes on these!



Don't tell anyone, but I never wait out the five minute waiting time.



41 comments:

Chef E said...

Ummm, funny but my friend and I just made these last night! Great looking and yummy are yours! Ours were a litte crisp on the edges :)

Claudia said...

I was just looking at another savory muffin recipe. I think I'll make them all! Autumn arrived in MN last night and it's time to fire up the stove. I will have happy diners tonight. any thanks.

Cathy said...

These are going on the menu for this weekend - I adore cornbread and the more cheese the better!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, I love those caramelized onions in there!

Cheryl said...

Yummy, I am making soup later this week and I am going to make these muffins to go along!

Greg C said...

I doubt if I could wait the 5 minutes either. Those look and sound great.

gigi said...

I funny story about Travis, he was asked by a teacher what his most favorite thing I cooked for our family was??? All the wonderful recipes and home made cakes and cookies and I could just think of recipe after recipe that he could have said and what did he come up with, pray tell?????? Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix!!!!!!!!!! I was CRUSHED! And I've never forgotten either :) But guess what? he's a grown man now and I bet he would LOVE this version of Jiffy mix. I think I should try it next week for his birthday dinner :)

Marjie said...

Jiffy corn muffin mix is one of the great inventions of the modern world. Move over, Thomas Edison, you have serious competition here. this looks like a great dress up for the muffins!

How was your rain this weekend?

Lisa said...

The onions must make them so good.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh Lady, now that's what I'm talking about. Give me one of those with my bowl of soup!

Ramona

buffalodick said...

You Southern Belle! I gave cornbread my full attention one year, even buying a cast iron corn cob shaped muffin baking vessel...alas, I like it with chili, but the best it can taste, is by the recipe you picked!

Elra said...

savory and cheesy cornbread, hard to believe that somebody will say no to this

Mary said...

I love savory muffin recipes and this one is perfect. Cornbread and cheese is just irresistible. Have a great day.

Debbie said...

What a different take on corn muffins. They sound delicious Katherine!

Pam said...

Anything that has carmalized onions in it must be good. I am loving this corn muffin recipe.

Justin said...

i haven't tried it in years, but honestly i grew up on that cornbread mix. these look yummy.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,...just so lovely flavours!! I love this!

Lea Ann said...

This looks fabulous. What a great idea. My mom swears by Jiffy. It is most certainly chili season in Colorado, I'll serve these next time I make it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum Katherine... I'm definitely doing to try this one. I love that Jiffy Cornbread mix--better than any homemade I've ever made or eaten. That's because I enjoy sweet cornbread and the Jiffy satisfies that craving I have.

I have a Creamed Corn caserole using the Jiffy Cornbread. Heard of it???

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

The Diva on a Diet said...

Judge you? Hell no! I could probably eat my weight in Jiffy corn muffins. What an awesome twist on the usual here, Katherine. I'm absolutely swooning. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

The only thing better than cornbread is cheesy cornbread!

girlichef said...

Oh, these look amazing!!! I can almost taste them...

Helene said...

They look so good. I've never seen cheesy cornbread before.

Donna-FFW said...

These look fabulous, especially with the butter.. nothing wrong with help from a box mix!!

Julie said...

LOVE the addition of those onions. Big time Yum :)

Mary said...

Katherine these sound wonderful!I'll bet they are great with chili. You know Jiffy corn muffin mix is a BIG seller in the south so there are lot's of cooks using it! I like it too!!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love all the flavors in these!! I bet they are moist and melt-in-your mouth delicious!

the ungourmet said...

Yum! I love this kind of muffin! I've never tried with the onion. Looks amazing!

Christine said...

They sound really yummy!

jenjen said...

That cornbread looks so good Katherine! I am making some soup tomorrow night -- I think I will make those to go with it. Thanks!

XOXO
Jen

figtree said...

I love corn bread..this takes corn bread to a whole new level!!Figtreeapps

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Cornbread - now that's near and dear to this southern girls heart. And with cheese? Oh boy.
Sam

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of the onions in the corn muffins, excellent!

Katy ~ said...

I am starving at just the thought of these savory corn muffins. Oh my do these sound perfect with a bowl of soup or chili or just about anything. I MUST make these!

Pam said...

Well, you have certainly spiffied up your jiffy mix, haven't you?

Annie@A View On Design said...

what a great recipe, I'll def be trying that one out! ym

teresa said...

oh i think i'm going to have to make these tonight! cheesy deliciousness!

Muneeba said...

How can I dare to judge you when that batch of cornbread looks SO good!?! Adding the caramelized onions is a genius move.

Chris said...

Bookmarked this to try later. Love cornbread and this sounds like a good and easy version!

PS: We always have a box or 3 of Jiffy:)

TavoLini said...

I like the use of onions in these! I usually throw in chopped jalapenos. Jiffy cornbread mix is 33 cents well spent, I say :)

Caitlin said...

yum! these look great, i love that you use mix and throw in the extra goodies, having no free time this year is motivating me to find quick and delish recipes like this!!