Recipe: Big Dog Tina’s Fat Cat Corn Dog Muffins


Our good friends Tina and Frank have always been talented party-food makers, so when they decided to offer up a few Fat Cat-inspired recipes for us, we couldn’t refuse. First up is Tina’s fun spin on the traditional boxed corn muffin mix, which she jazzes up with the inclusion of sweet corn, cheddar cheese, hot dogs and our Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost. If that weren’t enough, she put together a fabulous Purry-Purry Sauce-spiked ketchup for dipping. Check out her recipe and notes below, which offers up a few ingredient twists as well.

Here’s what she did:

Here is a simple kid-friendly recipe (especially if you use Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, like I did) that can be easily tweeked to meet anyone’s taste! You can even fancy it up by using a “real” corn muffin recipe instead of a boxed one, and use fancier add-ins. Below is my version, as well as some unique spins on the recipe. — Tina


For the muffins:

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk


1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sweet corn kernels
6 hot dogs, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
Several dashes of Surprisingly Mild Guajillo Ghost (good smoky flavor without too much heat)

Dipping sauce:

1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Purry-Purry Sauce (add more sauce to taste if desired)


Mix muffin ingredients and desired add-ins together and bake muffins per box instructions.

Mix the dipping sauce ingredients, set in a dipping bowl and serve.

NOTE: We made bite sized mini-muffins, rather than regular sized muffins — great for parties!

Other add-in ideas include the following:

“Grown-up version”

  • Kielbasa, instead of hot dogs
  • Green pepper
  • Sauteed onions
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Several dashes of your favorite flavor of Fat Cat sauce

“Mexican cornbread version”

“Breakfast version”

  • Breakfast meat of choice
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Green onion, mushroom and/or sauteed onion (if desired)
  • Several dashes of Papaya Pequin Passion

… the options are endless!!!!