Cheddar Ham and Chorizo Muffins

Posted by Pussycat in Sides, Sweets | 2 Comments


It’s been raining here all weekend so the air conditioning has gotten a break and it’s still cool in the house.  As much as I’m not thrilled with this weather, in my mind the universe is giving me a break from the garden… and providing it with much needed rain.  The last couple of weeks while I’ve been watering and babying my veggie garden beds I’ve also been feeding all the mosquitoes well. It’s astounding to me how many of those little buggers swarm my legs and chow down, getting some pretty good bites in faster than I’m able to swat at them!  They’ll be fasting this weekend while I hibernate in the kitchen and pull out some favourite recipes.

pea soup and muffins0007
Muffins are something that I’ve made many of over the years and I’ve narrowed down the list to several favourites. Last timeI gave you Peanut Butter Banana ones found here.  This time I wanted something more savoury and these make a great snack or breakfast with chunks of ham, chorizo and loaded with cheese!

pea soup and muffins0026

Once again these come from my torn up, dripped on, well used muffin recipe book. Adapted or course because their recipe didn’t call for any meat.  Thus if you want you can leave out the meat and have a great cheese muffin!

pea soup and muffins0016


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Chopped Ham and/or Chorizo
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add and mix in the cheese and meat.  Beat together the buttermilk and egg in a separate bowl and then mix the wet into the dry mixing just enough to blend.

Fill muffin cups, sprinkle with a little grated cheese and if you like also a little paprika for color.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Makes approximately 12 muffins.

2 Responses to Cheddar Ham and Chorizo Muffins

  1. Ginny says:

    Made this Cheddar/Ham Muffins yesterday = I believe they should be cooked less. Mine looked delicious; but when we bit into them, they were somewhat dry.

    • Pussycat says:

      Hi Ginny,
      Thanks for the feedback…. not sure why that happened, we ate ours not long out of the oven and they were moist and yummy. I’ve been storing the rest in the fridge and have to admit that I do warm them up for about 10 seconds in the microwave once they’ve been refrigerated.

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