This week, Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake chose Dorie’s Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins. And wow, these were GOOD.  They’re sort of like my mom’s Mexican Cornbread, but with a few differences. I made these the other night with beef stew (*A little tip- next time you’re making beef stew, throw in a little red wine and transform it from good stew to GREAT stew!) and they were the perfect side to a great meal! I’m betting they’d also go great with chili!

Here’s the run-down of key ingredients that make these corn muffins so special: cornmeal, corn kernals, Jalapeno peppers, red peppers, chili powder (lots of if!), black pepper and cilantro. Sooooo tasty! And actually, I didn’t even have cilantro, red peppers, or fresh Jalapeno – I just chopped up some pickled Jalapenos and threw them in and called it a day. They were still fantastic – plenty of little colorful tidbits in there, even without the cilantro or red peppers. I suggest you run over to Rebecca’s blog and get the recipe for these muffins – I guarantee they’ll really perk up your next meal!

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  1. Great pics, your muffins look tasty!

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    Comment by Jamie — January 13, 2009 @ 6:24 AM

  2. And quite a nice change it was… Very well done, Amy!

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    Comment by Vibi — January 13, 2009 @ 6:44 AM

  3. They look like they came out wonderfully!

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    Comment by rainbowbrown — January 13, 2009 @ 7:16 AM

  4. Very nice pics! These were soooo yummy! :)

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — January 13, 2009 @ 8:18 AM

  5. They look great…and the beef stew idea sounds great also. I love recipes that can be adapted to what is at hand! Very nice job.

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    Comment by Kayte — January 13, 2009 @ 8:33 AM

  6. Looks great and sounds delicious with your beef stew!

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    Comment by Joelen — January 13, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

  7. Looks great and I love that you paired it with beef stew!

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    Comment by Joelen — January 13, 2009 @ 9:31 AM

  8. They look like they turned out perfectly – domed and golden!

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    Comment by Madam Chow — January 13, 2009 @ 9:31 AM

  9. Oh, man. Your muffins look yummy!

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    Comment by Wendy — January 13, 2009 @ 10:09 AM

  10. Your pictures are beautiful! Glad you liked the muffins. And your stew sounds tasty, too.

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    Comment by pamela — January 13, 2009 @ 10:39 AM

  11. With stew sounds just perfect. Better than chili. Yours look great.

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    Comment by margaret — January 13, 2009 @ 11:24 AM

  12. Great photos!

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    Comment by HoneyB — January 13, 2009 @ 12:27 PM

  13. Great Photos!

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    Comment by HoneyB — January 13, 2009 @ 12:28 PM

  14. Truly great looking muffins. Great beginning. Welcome to blogworld.

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    Comment by carolina — January 13, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

  15. Your muffins look great! Amy, thank you so much for your Christmas card!I loved it. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and new year holiday!

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    Comment by Tammy — January 13, 2009 @ 2:00 PM

  16. They look fabulous! Yummy!

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    Comment by Leslie — January 13, 2009 @ 10:03 PM

  17. Your muffins look great! I must try them again just as corn muffins without the extras.

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    Comment by Cakelaw — January 14, 2009 @ 1:52 AM

  18. I didn’t do the add in’s and I loved them! Great job!!!!!

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    Comment by Jennifer — January 14, 2009 @ 9:22 AM

  19. These look fantastic!!! Love them.

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    Comment by foodlibrarian — January 14, 2009 @ 10:19 PM

  20. I love beef stew with red wine! Great job on the muffins, they look gorgeous!

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    Comment by Teanna — January 15, 2009 @ 7:07 AM

  21. I also love the fresh add ins— they really give the muffins added flavor and texture. Great job…your muffins turned out beautiful!

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    Comment by Linda @ Tender Crumb — January 15, 2009 @ 9:25 AM

  22. Your muffins look great! And I agree with the red wine in the stew trick, so good!

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    Comment by LyB — January 15, 2009 @ 6:49 PM

  23. Thanks for the red wine-beef stew tip! I wrote it down on a little post-it to try. Muffins look delish! Great job!

    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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    Comment by CB — January 17, 2009 @ 8:13 AM

  24. ooh thanks for the tip about the stew… that sounds really good :) the muffins look yummy!

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    Comment by kim — January 20, 2009 @ 8:44 AM

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