1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin pan with paper liners or coat with cooking spray.Stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Make a hole in the bottom of the bowl and pour in milk, beaten egg, and oil. Stir just until blended. Fold in cheese.Drop a spoonful of batter into each muffin cup.
2. Place hot dog piece into batter. Fill with enough batter to cover the hot dog (You only need a small scoop to cover it or you won’t have enough for 12!)
3. Bake 10-12 minutes. Muffins should be lightly browned and clean when toothpick is inserted.
4. Let cool before removing from pan.