Chorizo Cheddar Biscuits
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Southern biscuits take a smoky twist with these chorizo packed, fluffy, all-butter biscuits topped and filled with shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8 biscuits
  • 2 cups (240 grams) flour, all-purpose
  • 1 tablespoon (5 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) salt
  • ½ cup (115 grams) butter, unsalted, FROZEN
  • 1 cup buttermilk, very COLD
  • 6 ounces (175 grams) chorizo, ground
  • 8 ounces (227 grams) Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese (click to find)
  • buttermilk or cream, to finish
  1. Check out the Biscuits 101 guide for some tips and tricks before starting.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 450 F with rack in center.
  3. Start by browning the chorizo until fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  5. Combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and soda, salt) and whisk well in a large bowl.
  6. Grate frozen butter with larger side of a box grater. Alternatively, you can chop it finely, about pea-sized, as evenly as possible. Keep frozen.
  7. Combine grated butter with flour mixture and stir to evenly distribute.
  8. Add the cooked chorizo and coat with flour mixture.
  9. Saving about ¼ of the cheese top top the biscuits, add the remaining ¾ of the 8 ounces of Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese (click to find) to the dry mixture.
  10. Pour the cold buttermilk over the flour mix and use a wooden spoon to combine.
  11. Do not overmix. Mix just enough for the dough to form when pressed together and stop.
  12. If it has started to warm, chill the dough for 10-15 minutes prior to rolling.
  13. Press the dough onto a lightly floured surface at about 1 inch in height.
  14. Fold the dough over itself and roll dough to 1 inch again.
  15. Using a floured cutter, press biscuits out. Press straight down, not twisting for best results.
  16. Transfer biscuits to sheet pan.
  17. Lightly brush tops of biscuits with the additional cream.
  18. Sprinkle with remaining Tillamook Farmstyle Cut Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese (click to find).
  19. Bake until golden and cheese has fully melted, about 15 minutes.
  20. Enjoy with friends and family!
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Recipe from in partnership with Tillamook.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 biscuit Calories: 280
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