Tex Mex Cheese Biscuits Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Tablespoon
 Paprika1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cold butter/Cold margarine3 Tablespoon, cut into pieces
 Vegetable shortening2 Tablespoon
 Shredded sharp cheddar cheese/Shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese4 Ounce (1 Cup)
 Pickled jalapeno chilies3 Tablespoon, drained and chopped
 Milk3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2063 Calories from Fat 983

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g171.1%

Saturated Fat 54.5 g272.3%

Trans Fat 3.9 g

Cholesterol 215 mg

Sodium 3382.1 mg140.9%

Total Carbohydrates 209 g69.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.9%

Sugars 9.9 g

Protein 60 g120.8%

Vitamin A 76.6% Vitamin C 3%

Calcium 216% Iron 77.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, paprika, and salt. With pastry blender or two knives used scissor-fashion, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir cheese, chiles, and milk into flour mixture just until ingredients are blended and mixture forms a soft dough that leaves side of the bowl.
2. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, pat dough into 10" by 4" rectangle. With floured knife, cut rectangle lengthwise in half, then cut each half crosswise to make five 2-inch squares. Cut each square diagonally in half to make 20 triangles in all. Place biscuits, 1 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.
3. Bake until golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Serve biscuits warm, or cool on wire rack to serve later.