This isn't any Football Friday; this is Iron Bowl Football Friday! This is the biggest game of the year! It is the best and most hard-fought rivalry game in the country! This year is about more than bragging rights as there are national championship implications again. No matter what, it is always an exciting game.
I saw this recipe on two different food blogs in the same week (here and here), so I knew they should be good. These little muffins are very similar to the Sausage Cheese Puffs I posted a few weeks ago. The only difference is these muffins have a secret ingredient - Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup. These were a hit at the tailgate. I took the whole batch and only had a few leftover; they reheated well for breakfast the next morning.
Sausage and Cheese Muffins
adapted from myrecipes.com
- 1 lb. hot ground pork sausage
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 3 cups all-purpose baking mix
- 1 (10.75 oz) can condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (water or milk will work too)
Cook sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium to med-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and no longer pink. Drain and cool.
Preheat oven to 375. Combine sausage, baking mix, and shredded cheese in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Stir together the soup and buttermilk; add to sausage mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon until lightly greased mini muffin tins, filling to tops of cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.