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.