Hot Tamale Poppers

Hot Tamale Poppers

The jalapenos on the bottom pair perfectly with BBQ pork stuffed in a tangy, hot corn muffin mix. The drizzle sizzles, too.

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 10-15mins

Ingredients (Serves 4-6)

1 box (8.5 ounces) corn muffin mix
1 tbsp. Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder
1/3 cup milk (or as called for on muffin package instructions)
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup honey flavored barbecue sauce
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
3 tsp. Colman’s English Mustard, divided
3/4 cup refrigerated smoked pulled pork without sauce
22 fresh jalapeno slices, about 1/8 inch thick
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. adobo sauce


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.

Grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together the muffin mix and Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder. Stir in the milk and egg just until combined. Fold in the shredded cheese.

In a small bowl stir together the barbecue sauce, chipotle, and 1 teaspoon Colman’s English Mustard until combined.

Stir in the pork until fully coated. Place 1 jalapeno slice into the bottom of 22 mini muffin cups.

Top with 1 tablespoon of the corn muffin mixture. Make small wells into the centre of each muffin and fill with heaping teaspoonful of the pork mixture.

Bake on the centre rack for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden and a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, then gently run a knife around edges.

Remove muffins to a serving dish. In a small bowl whisk, together the honey, remaining 2 teaspoons

Colman’s Prepared Mustard, and adobo sauce. Drizzle over muffins.