Mini Southwestern Corn Pup Muffins with Fiesta Dipping Sauce

Mini Southwestern Corn Pup Muffins with Fiesta Dipping Sauce

Athena 5

"This recipe is a great alternative to the fried corn dogs, and they taste just as good. Serve with the Fiesta Dipping Sauce recipe provided, or use your favorite corn dog condiments."


25 m servings 282 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 525 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Coat two 12 cup muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and oil. Stir until well blended, then gently stir in the cheese. Drop a smal spoonful of the batter into the bottom of each muffin cup. Place a piece of hot dog on top of this batter. Fill cups with enough additional batter to cover the hot dog pieces.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until muffins are lightly browned and spring back when lightly pressed. Cool slightly before removing from the muffin pans. Serve warm with the Fiesta Dipping Sauce.
  4. To make the Fiesta Dipping Sauce, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning mix until smooth. Serve immediately.
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  1. 92 Ratings


Very tasty, quick, and easy recipe. Kids and adults love it. I made only one change, I used dry taco seasoning mix instead of chili powder. Only suggestion I have is I made batches with both reg...

I cheated and used a Jiffy Mix instead but with same results. The kids went crazy for these! All were gone as soon as they left the oven! Great lunch for little ones to help son ca...

These are a definate make again. DH and I both ate a bunch of them, but the toddler just picked out the hot dog and ate that. So the spices make these suitable for the more "refined" palettes ...

Easy and better than corndogs. I added about 1/2 tsp. more garlic powder and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper. This was easily made vegetarian with veggie dogs and soymilk.

I imagine these just wern't our taste, although I thought they would be. I didn't care for the dipping sauce at all, and I love dips. I think it was the mayo. Maybe use all sour cream? Hones...

These are fantastic! I ended up being out of chili powder so in desperation I subbed an equal amt of chili seasoning mix. I also chopped the dogs up & mixed them right into the batter when I add...

Love, Love, LOVE THESE! I made a batch (mine made 48 mini muffins) took half to a party where they were gobbled up, and sent half (a few at a time) with my son's lunch to school. This was a gr...

I truly have a special place in my heart for corndogs. These little guys are FANTASTIC!! I used 3 veggie hotdogs for 24 mini muffins. I cut each hotdog into 8 equal pieces. Using a small coo...

this was exceptionally yummy - I cut the hot dogs up small so my toddler could eat it too and I increased the oil to 1/4 cup - I had to increase the baking time about 5 minutes but the end resul...