Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hot 2 Trot Collard Green Mini Corn Muffins!

The Holiday Get Together & Gathering Season is upon us and the call for easy to prepare snacks is at an all time high! Having a spicy bite to eat to nibble on a must for any party. Here is a small pass around snack that is easy to prepare and darn tasty!
Corn Muffins? Not a very exciting snack you say?
Well, these Tango Mini Corn Muffins are not your every day, run of the mill snack of crumbly & dusty tumbleweeds of the appetizer table - Oh Not By Any Means! This recipe is moist, light & fluffy, with just the right amount of heat as well, thanks to the addition of Tango Spice Hot 2 Trot Blend.
Whip up a batch of these and watch them disappear! Of course, they are so good that they may disappear even before your guests arrive!

Hot 2 Trot Collard Green Corn Muffins!

Makes 48 mini muffins


2 Boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 TBS Tango Spice Hot 2 Trot Blend^^

4 Eggs
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Cup Cottage Cheese
1 14 oz Can Allen's Seasoned Collard Greens / Completely Drained

2 TBS Butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Red Onion
1 Clove Garlic / Minced


In a medium bowl blend corn muffin mix & Hot 2 Trot, set aside.
In a large bowl, blend whisk the eggs to break up yokes.
add milk and cottage cheese, blend well.
Add drained collard greens, blend well.
Add the corn muffin mix, stir until everything is incorporated.
Set aside and allow to sit for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet sauté onion to soften just a little, about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic, turn off the heat and stir to combine. Allow to cool for the remainder of the 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350
After the the 20 minutes are up, fold the onion & garlic into the muffin mix. No need to be aggressive here, just gently incorporate them in.
Grease mini muffin pan* and place one tablespoon of mix in each.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven, until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minute before removing from pan. A plastic knife will help where the collard green may stick, though these should just pop out.

These light & fluffy treats are great by themselves or with a dash of hot sauce on top. The size it just right to drop a couple into a bowl of steaming chili.

* For a 13 X 9 pan, bake for 35 to 40 minutes. These are good, but less fluffy than the minis.
* For 2 TBS regular sized muffin, bake for 14 to 16 minutes. These are lighter than the pan baked, but still not as fluffy as the minis.
^^ Any Tango Spice Blend can be substituted. For the spiciest bite, try our Tango Verde!

A Few Simple Ingredients
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Nice & Fluffy!
Makes A Great Plate!
Go Ahead, Have A Bite!


  1. Muffins look great Joe! Glad you're ok after Sandy! Don't know if I can get this posted, last time I could never get the security word correct. Smokin Don

  2. I will admit that at times those security words are amazingly tough to decipher!
    Glad you liked this recipe Don, hope that you give it a try.

  3. I made it this afternoon, simply delicious!! Some bacon would go well with the greens. My wife didn't like the collard greens, a can of spinach would be a little milder. I loved it and will do again, maybe some ham & beans on top! Great recipe. Don

  4. You are right, bacon would be a nice addition. Also some finely crumbled spicy smoked sausage would be tasty.
    The spinach is milder, we have tried that. One thing about the spinach, since it is finer, the texture is different and it looked like it changed the color of the muffin as well, sort of stained it green. Still tasted great though.
    We are going to try some goat cheese as a sub for the cottage cheese and see how that works, a little more tart tasting most likely.
    Have a great weekend Don.