Savory Southwest Biscuits

Savory Southwest Biscuits

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Savory Southwest Biscuits are delicious for dinner or breakfast. They are based on my Country Biscuit recipe, which we also enjoy. The inclusion of cheddar cheese, green chilies, and bits of bacon take these biscuits to a savory new level.

Savory Southwest Biscuits

These biscuits make lovely additions for a soup dinner, but I like to eat them with a slice of cheese for breakfast. In fact, you really don’t even need cheese, right! They are perfect for camping trips. Make some for supper or breakfast and tuck any leftovers in a napkin or sandwich bag to eat on the trail. They also might be considered Cowboy Food.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Savory Southwest Biscuits

  • bacon
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • granulated sugar
  • cream of tartar
  • salt
  • vegetable shortening
  • large egg
  • whole milk
  • sharp cheddar cheese (Use block cheese and grate it yourself)
  • diced green chilies

Instructions for Making this Recipe

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.

Using a large skillet, cook bacon until browned. Cool and break into small pieces. Shred the cheddar cheese with a box grater and place in a bowl until ready to use.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, cream of tartar, and salt.

Using a blending fork, cut in vegetable shortening until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture.

I prefer using a blending fork over a pastry blender, as I think it works better and it’s certainly easier to clean.

Place the large egg and whole milk inside this well. Stir to combine, then gradually mix in to the flour. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green chilies, and crumbled bacon. If necessary, use your hands to finish combining the dough until it forms a ball.

At this point, the dough may be quite sticky. That’s okay. Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and knead the dough 10-15 times. Roll out the dough into a circle that is 1/2-inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

For this recipe, I prefer a mat over parchment paper, so that the bottoms don’t get too brown in the hot oven.

Southwest Biscuits on a Baking Tray lined with a Silicone Baking Mat

Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden on top. Serve warm. This recipe will make 20 biscuits.

I hope you’ll enjoy these biscuits as much as we do. Serve with Steak and Pinto Beans, Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs, or with your Favorite Soup.

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Savory Southwest Biscuits

Here's a delicious recipe based on my Country Biscuit recipe to use for dinner or breakfast. The inclusion of cheddar cheese, green chilies, and bits of bacon take these biscuits to a savory new level.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Biscuits, Cheddar Cheese, Green Chilies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 20 biscuits

Equipment

Blending Fork
Biscuit Cutter
Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled.
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 oz. sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1/4 cup diced green chilies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.
    In a large skillet, cook bacon until browned. Cool and break into small pieces. Using a box grater, shred the cheddar cheese and place in a bowl until ready to use.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, cream of tartar, and salt.
  • Using a blending fork, cut in vegetable shortening until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Place the large egg and whole milk inside this well. Stir to combine, then gradually mix in to the flour. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green chilies, and crumbled bacon. If necessary, use your hands to finish combining the dough until it forms a ball.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10-12 times. Roll out the dough into a circle that is 1/2-inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  • Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Makes 20 biscuits.
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