Monday 22 April 2024

Recipe : Beef Bacon and Cheese Muffins

The previous Sunday I baked Meat Muffins. They were so delicious that I had to make them again.

This time I made a few tweaks to improve the muffins. I mean, they were already so tasty but the adjustments were more to bulk up the muffins and to enhance the texture.

The thing about these muffins is that they are very forgiving unlike the carb laden conventional ones that I used to bake in the past. You can't go wrong even if you don't follow the recipe to a tee. 

These are the main ingredients that I used :

1. Minced beef
2. Bacon bits
3. Arla Tex Mex Cheese
4. Onion
5. Eggs

The other additional ingredients are pepperoni, jalapenos, garlic salt and pepper.

First thing I did was brown the minced beef in a pan. I seasoned the meat with some garlic salt.

Then remove the cooked minced beef to a bowl and set aside.

In the same pan, fry the bacon bits. If the pan is too dry, add some cooking oil.

When the bacon is almost brown, add diced onion and continue to cook until onion is wilted. Then dump the bacon mix together with the cooked minced beef. Leave to cool.

Once cooled, I added one whole packet of the Tex Mex cheese and gave the mixture a good mix. Then I added three beaten eggs and again, give it a good mix to make a batter.

I coated the muffin pans generously with butter and then filled the muffin pans with the meat mixture. I did this spoonful by spoonful to ensure even distribution so that the muffin pans are all filled up (previously I was short of two muffins).

Then I topped the mixture with cheese from the second pack of Tex Mex cheese. After that, I added two pieces of pepperoni and sliced jalapenos on top of the cheese. Then top with more cheese until all the cheese is used up.

Then it was off to the oven at 180C for 15 minutes.

The cheese will melt and brown and the beaten eggs and cheese in the meat mixture will cook and act as a binder to hold the meat mixture together.

See how well it all turned out.

Because I buttered the muffin tins (I did not do this in the previous attempt), the meat muffins were easily released from the pan.

I had three for lunch. They were so so good!

The rest of the meat muffins I transferred to glass containers to be stored in the fridge. These will be eaten within the next few days. They are even better reheated because the cheese topping becomes extra brown and tasty.

If you don't like beef, you can use minced pork or chicken and add things like finely diced sausages in place of bacon. I think this recipe will work even without cheese. 

Beef Bacon and Cheese Muffins
Recipe source : PH inspired by recipes on Youtube

This recipe makes 12 muffins in two standard muffin pans

Ingredients :
- Minced beef (250g) 
- Bacon bits (150g)
- Half a yellow onion or if the onion is smallish, use the whole onion (minced)
- Pepperoni (enough as topping for 12 muffins)
- Sliced jalapenos (I used 4 jalapenos)
- Tex Mex shredded cheese (2 packets @ 175g each)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- garlic salt and pepper to taste

Method :

1. Brown the minced beef in a pan. I did not add any oil and used the natural beef fat from the mince. Season with garlic salt and pepper to taste.

2. Remove the browned minced beef to a bowl and set aside.

3. In the same pan, cook the bacon bits. If the pan is dry, add some cooking oil.

4. When the bacon is almost browned, add the minced onions and continue to cook until the onions are wilted.

5. Add the bacon to the minced beef and leave to cool.

6. Butter two muffin pans and set aside.

7. Preheat oven to 180C.

8. To the bowl of meat mixture, add one packet of shredded cheese and beaten eggs, Mix thoroughly to ensure mixture is well coated with the beaten eggs.

9. Distribute the meat mixture into the muffin tins.

10. Using the second packet of shredded cheese, top the mixture with cheese and then top with pepperoni and sliced jalapenos.

11. Top with more cheese until all the cheese is used up.

12. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until meat muffins are browned.


  1. You make it sound really easy to make them. I could even imagine its delicious taste. It's suitable for party's finger food!! Many thanks for your recipe❤️❤️❤️

    1. It is actually very easy. You must try to make this and eat to fatten yourself up! I had the reheated extras and they were so good. I want to make more!

  2. Thank you for the detailed steps and recipe. I can imagine that they are so so so tasty! 😋 🤤 I think cannot even buy from outside your delicious full of good ingredients carnivore muffins. Once again I say, you can open a cafe to cater for carnivores. 💪😃

    1. Adoi hah..hah... the recipe is easy, so anyone can try making this at home. I bet your hubby can bake a batch too!

  3. You can clearly see the layer of cheese on top is well browned and crispy giving it that added flavour and crunch. I don't think the recipe will work as well without cheese. I say that because it'd probably come out looking like a (thick) minced meat Btw, I did trying making minced meat omelette using the airfryer...and found out that the airfryer isn't the right tool to make omelette (or fried eggs). The conventional pan-frying method still yields a much tastier omelette and fried egg.

    1. Yes, the frying pan does a much better job of frying eggs and omelette of course. Just like fried chicken, the air fried one is nowhere near the deliciousness of the one deep fried or pan fried.

  4. i think is a good meal prep dish for Sam's lunch after school instead of the fried/soup noodles, pasta and Japanese curry that I currently pre-cooked for her.

    1. It keeps very well in the fridge and reheats beautifully. I think also can be frozen but I ate it all up within the next few days. No chance for the freezer LOL!