Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage Biscuits

Posted in: Ranch Life

I had a piece of heaven once when I was in Texas. Heaven came in the form of a muffin. A muffin with sausage, cheddar cheese, herbs and jalapeno peppers. And the world said, Amen.

I’m not a huge muffin fan, so I figured I could make the same thing with a biscuit – which I do love. And since the holidays are right around the corner, I figured this was as good a time as any to share a fun, easy-to-double, extra, special breakfast treat with you.

Call me a cheater if you want to, but Bisquick is my go-to for biscuits. Saves time so don’t judge, okay?

jalapeno biscuit

Here’s what you need:

1 c grated cheddar cheese (2-3 tablespoons reserved for garnish)
¼- ½ c finely diced jalapeno peppers. I used pickled (Mezzetta brand b/c they’re the best); keep the juice or don’t (even add a tablespoon extra if you want); I think the extra juice adds additional flavor/heat. I chopped mine in a mini-food processor, but you can do it by hand if you wish.
2 diced jalapenos for garnish
2 tbsp dried parsley/chives/cilantro
4 tbsp melted butter
2-3 tbsp fresh diced chive/green onion (optional)
4 oz spicy ground sausage. I used Jimmy Dean because I think it’s the best.
1 c Milk

Cook the sausage, until no more pink shows. Remove from heat; drain fat.

In a large mixing bowl combine 2 ½ c bisquick mix, with just under 1 c milk, add the grated cheese, and butter and stir until combined. Add sausage and jalapenos, stir until combined. Add parsley and other herbs if desired.

jalapeño cheddar biscuit

Place onto a nonstick baking sheet (or ceramic stone), garnish with a little extra cheddar cheese and a jalapeno slice on top. Place into a 450 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until desired doneness is reached. Makes 12.

They’re lovely on their own, or served with eggs and black beans. And truthfully I think they’d be great with crumbled goat cheese in them too, but then I think goat cheese goes with everything!

Happy Eating and Happy Trails!

Posted in: Ranch Life

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