Easy Mexican Beef Cornbread Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 – 1/2 ounces) cornbread muffin mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup low-fat or skim milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  1. Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage. Remove from pan.
  2. Mexican-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 – 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1 – 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1 – 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 – 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2 – inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin batter according to package directions with egg and milk. Fold sausage into muffin batter.
  4. Spray 24 mini-muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Divide muffin batter evenly among 24 mini muffin cups, filling cup to top. Top batter evenly with cheese. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until muffins are cooked through and cheese is melted and golden brown.
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Easy Vegan Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280g) of chopped red or gold potatoes about 1/4 inch size pieces (You want them this small so they fill the burritos easily)
  • 2 cups (240g) of chopped bell pepper strips about
  • 2 inch long (I used a tricolor bag, but use any you like)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed if using canned (170 g)
  • 1 cup corn (135 g, I used super sweet Trader Joe’s frozen)
  • 1 cup smooth salsa, not chunky (I used Trader Joe’s, use a mild one or the burritos will be really spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper spice (optional for extra heat)
Avocado Cumin Cream
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Large Tortillas/Wraps of your choice, I tried some using GF brown rice wraps and some large rectangular ones from Trader Joe’s. NOT a fan of the brown rice wraps, yuck. Use ones you like!
  • Optional garnish: fresh chopped jalapenos

Vegan Mexican Stew

Ingredients

  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1 (29 ounce) can hominy, drained
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • salt and pepper to taste