Taco Stuffed Corn Muffins are hollowed corn muffins filled with everything we love about tacos – lean seasoned ground beef and shredded cheddar cheese. They’re topped with a jalapeno slice, but if you’re not a fan just leave it off. After baking, they’re topped with whatever your taco heart desires!
These could be your next breakfast.
That is, if you like that sort of thing in the morning like I do. And, no, these aren’t a knock off of something we had during lunch at middle school, although given the name you would think it was.
You know how something hits you in the middle of the night and you hope that you remember it the next morning?
…But you’re too lazy to get up and write it down?
It’a good thing I remembered.
I just made simple corn muffins, hollowed them out and filled them with seasoned ground beef. Then I topped them with cheese and jalapeños and put them under the broiler for a minute to melt.
The first thing I made with it was burgers.
I could tell it was very good; but I typically add so many accoutrements (stuff) on my burgers that I don’t think I get the experience that my husband did. He immediately commented on how excellent the beef was (he only put a little ketchup on his – I just don’t understand that kind of thinking).
So, the next morning, I made a small one for myself (yes, for breakfast) and put absolutely nothing on it, just the beef on a slider bun. It was definitely fantastic; I actually loved this little burger with no condiments.
Can you even believe that?
It’s definitely the highest quality ground beef I’ve ever had.
So, back to the muffins.
How to Make Taco Stuffed Corn Muffins
These are really simple to make. – the kids could even help out with these. Start by making a dozen corn muffins in a cupcake or muffin pan. Allow them to sit until cool enough to handle so you can scoop out the middle.
Wanna know how I hollowed them out?
A simple shot glass.
Sometimes it’s just a simple little thing that makes life easier. A typical size shot glass fits perfectly.
Once they’ve cooled, insert the shot glass, hollow side down, into the top of the corn muffin. Using a twisting motion, slowly turn the shot glass and gently pull it out. Most of the centers of mine came out intact inside the shot glass. The ones that didn’t were easily removed using a little spoon.
While the muffins are baking, brown and season your ground beef. This is where you add the beef to the hollowed out muffins, top with cheese, jalapeños and bake. Of course if you’re not a pepper fan, just leave them off. When they’re out of the oven, top them with your favorite taco toppings like sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro.
Here’s your printable.
And pay a visit to my friends at Snake River Farms cause you need some Kobe beef in your life.