One of the comments I received on YouTube, for the beef slider video recipe said, "When I saw you put the meat into the muffins cups, I was hoping you were making some kind of meat muffins." My first thought was, "Have another bong hit." My second thought was, "Actually, I could go for a nice meat muffin." So, down to my secret lab I went.
A few hours and several adult beverages later, I was starring at a plate of barbecue pork stuffed corn muffins. This new American classic - part Chinese pork bun, part corndog - looked good, tasted great, and felt oh-so-right in my hand.
Not only did the warm muffin feel good, but also I was eating cornbread with barbecue pork and my fingers were absolutely spotless! Hundreds of years from now, I believe this will be considered the true genius of the recipe.
By the way, I can’t take credit for the brilliant "Kernel Porker" name. I posted this recipe on About.com and asked for some name suggestions from the other guides. The working title, "Memphis Meat Muffins" was a bit too disturbing, and sounded more like a Southern punk rock band.
My friend Barbara Rolek, About's Eastern European Food Guide, submitted this title. If you are ever looking for recipes from that part of the world, check out her great site. Also, if you can't find Jiffy, here is a cornbread recipe video. Enjoy!
1 cup chopped barbecued pork
1 box (8.5-ounce) Jiffy corn muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack, or cheddar cheese
non-stick vegetable oil spray
8 paper baking cups
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