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Barbecue Cornbread Muffins

Barbecue Cornbread Muffins – Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes is all that it takes to whip up these smoky, saucy, and filling savory muffins for dinner.

Barbecue Cornbread Muffins - Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes is all that it takes to whip up these smoky, saucy, and filling savory muffins for dinner. simplylakita.com #easymeals #bbq #dinner

Sooo…


You may have noticed that I have been a little inconsistent with the blog posting schedule around here. I missed a few days here and there and some post were much later than they were supposed to be. There is a perfectly good explanation for that and it is that your girl has been busy.

As you may know, I left my day job back in December and decided to pursue working from home for myself as a consultant, food photographer, and digital influencer. Along the way, there have been many ups and downs and even times when I thought about returning back to the workforce. I instead decided to join a mastermind group full of women that are doing the same thing as me. This made me realize that I have been playing it safe…Sticking to what I know and basically limiting my own growth.

Last month I had to take a good hard look at what I wanted and get organized in this space enough to grow to the place that I want to be. Once I was able to do that, it set me up to stretch myself this month and let me tell you that doing that has already made a huge difference.

I was able to collaborate with fellow blogger Kenya Rae from www.iamkenyarae.com to bring you #MidDayMunchies. Each Thursday during the month of September, we were on Facebook Live cooking up a quick and easy brunch or dinner. These were so much fun and I really enjoyed making these videos because they required little prep and no editing.

Another way I stretched myself this month is by participating in an Instagram campaign that included my son for Tony’s Pizza. It was new for me stepping from behind the camera and allowing my son to share his ideas on how he wanted the picture to look.

So, what has stretching taught me this month? Not to be afraid to try something new!

Just a few results…I have more ideas to add in Facebook Live more, I am in the process of finishing up a food photography on a budget course, and was hired to photograph a whole cookbook. It is all very exciting! I will tell you that if you have something new that you have wanted to give a try…don’t wait any longer…just do it 🙂

Speaking of trying new things, you should definitely try these Barbecue Cornbread Muffins. They are hearty, comforting, and perfect for those times when you need a meal in a hurry.

Barbecue Cornbread Muffins - Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes is all that it takes to whip up these smoky, saucy, and filling savory muffins for dinner. simplylakita.com #easymeals #bbq #dinner

Barbecue Cornbread Muffins - Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes is all that it takes to whip up these smoky, saucy, and filling savory muffins for dinner. simplylakita.com #easymeals #bbq #dinner

Barbecue Cornbread Muffins

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 (8.5 oz.) package corn muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2

In a large skillet on medium high heat add in the ground beef and diced onions. Cook until the meat has browned and drain off the fat.

3

Stir in the barbecue sauce until the beef mixture is fully coated.

4

Prepare the corn muffin mix according to the package directions.

5

Spoon in about 2 tablespoons of the corn muffin mixture into each individual muffin well.

6

Top the muffin mixture with the barbecue beef mixture and place into the oven to bake for 15 minutes.

7

Remove the muffins from the oven and top each with 1 tablespoon of the shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

8

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan 3 to 4 minutes before removing.

9

Top with additional cheese if you prefer and serve hot.

Got any comments, questions, or other ideas about these Barbecue Cornbread Muffins? Share them in the comments below!


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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    September 30, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    I like pretty much any recipe that has 5 ingredients, that means I can’t mess it up… hopefully lol. I’m happy you found a mastermind group. Working for yourself is very hard, I have my ups and downs, my good days and bad, but having a good support group is always beneficial to entrepreneurs like us! I’m very proud of my friend, if you ever need someone to talk too I’m also here. I’ll be in the look out for mid-day munchines.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 9, 2017 at 7:06 PM

      Thank you!! That is so true…having support as a solopreneur is so important. It can get pretty lonely around here.

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    Tamara
    October 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    This is so creative. I remember last year my mother-in-law made cornbread that was a bit spicy and with cheese, and I thought, “Wow, that’s one way to up it.” I love the upgrades and making meals out of cornbread. YUM.
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      LaKita
      October 9, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      Thank you! Spicy and cheesy cornbread sounds like my kind of recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    Sonya
    October 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    These cornbread muffins look delicious!!! 🙂
    Your son looks a lot like you.
    I’m happy to hear that you have so many exciting things in the works. Photographing a cookbook sounds really exciting and I know it will be beautiful because your pictures are always gorgeous.
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      LaKita
      October 9, 2017 at 7:08 PM

      Aww…Thank you so much Sonya! We get that a lot 🙂

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    Akaleistar
    October 10, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Yummy! Those muffins look like a bite sized meal 🙂
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      LaKita
      October 11, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      Thank you…they really are 🙂

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