This new American classic-part Chinese pork bun, part corn dog-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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 muffins
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Line muffin tin with paper baking cups. Spray each cup with cooking spray.

  • Stir together muffin mix, egg, milk, and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese in a bowl until combined.

  • Fill muffin cups halfway with batter.

  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of pulled pork to each cup.

  • Top with remaining batter.

  • Use the remaining 1/4 of shredded cheese to top each muffin.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the batter comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 22.7g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 52mg; sodium 641.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
Really really yummy! Has a lot of great elements that we love. Did the cooking spray trick and that definitely helped. Fantastic and picnic ready today...thank you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2015
I used the "Grandmas Buttermilk Corn Bread" recipe found on this website (yum!) and Jack Daniels Pulled Pork 16oz and followed the directions beyond that. Mine did not turn out cute. I probably added too much pork. I also had trouble telling when the bottom cornbread layer was fully cooked. They turned out ok but I think it would be better if the cornbread was on the side. Read More
(3)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
Really really yummy! Has a lot of great elements that we love. Did the cooking spray trick and that definitely helped. Fantastic and picnic ready today...thank you. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
Skipped the paper liners and just sprayed the muffin tin. I didn't have Jiffy mix either but found an equivalent substitute from scratch from Chef John. This was a good and easy recipe to fix. I put this in my recipe box to fix again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2012
Southern comfort food that's portable. Yum! But c'mon we knew these would be sooo good just based on the concept right? So very easy too. Here's how I followed the recipe to a "T" - subbed my fave Golden Sweet Cornbread from this site (I use GF flour) skipped the papers and sprayed the tin used leftover pulled pork tenderloin. I didn't taste the cheese much but my homemade BBQ sauce is pretty spicy and I'm guessing that hid the bite from the cheese. Really an amazing finger food that I can't wait to serve for a game day sandwich alternative. Thanks for another winner Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
OMG are these fabulous! Used pepperjack/Cheddar combo instead (for the kids) but was still amazing. Yum yum YUM! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2014
We enjoyed this very much. I needed more of this without more hassle so I doubled the entire recipe and doubled the meat filling again (needed it to be a substantial main dish) and put it into a 9x13 pan rather than muffins. I topped the cheese with a healthy does of extra bbq sauce before adding the remaining cornbread. Super good! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2012
I have had these at a county fair. They were topped with cole slaw and an additional scoop of the bbq sauced pulled pork. Absolutely delicious! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2017
I made these muffins for a Kentucky Derby finger food party. Everyone loved them. I made six using pulled pork and six using BBQ chicken (because we had some Jewish friends at the party). To make the BBQ chicken I just shredded a pre cooked Johnsonville Southwest chicken breast and added some bottled BBQ sauce. I used two different patterned muffin tin liners to easily differentiate between the two meats. The only change I would make next time is in the directions. The directions tell you to initially fill the tins half way. I did not have enough batter to do that and cover the filling. I recommend just putting in enough batter to cover the bottom of the tin before putting on the BBQ meat and then judiciously cover each filling. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2014
These were good but when I baked cheese on top of the muffin for 20 minutes it was hard as a rock. Next time I will not top them with cheese. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2015
The kids loved it but it was a bit dry. Great recipe for leftovers and easy enough to make . Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2015
I used the "Grandmas Buttermilk Corn Bread" recipe found on this website (yum!) and Jack Daniels Pulled Pork 16oz and followed the directions beyond that. Mine did not turn out cute. I probably added too much pork. I also had trouble telling when the bottom cornbread layer was fully cooked. They turned out ok but I think it would be better if the cornbread was on the side. Read More
(3)
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