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Easy Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuit Sandwiches

Hello and Welcome! Today’s Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits are so simple (no butter!) and quick; we are going to turn them into delicious biscuit sandwiches. But if you wanted to just make the biscuits for another use, that’s perfect too! They would be great with some chili or soup, or with gravy… We are making a chorizo and egg scramble to slide in between the biscuits, with some extra cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeños and cilantro to make fantastic, Easy Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuit Sandwiches. Let’s get right to it!

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Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits

Starting with the biscuits, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

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As I mentioned at the top, there is no butter in these biscuits. We have cream and then the cheddar, instead of butter. Texturally, these biscuits are more like drop biscuits or scones than flaky layered biscuits.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, fine corn meal, sugar, salt, cayenne and baking powder. We have divided the 1 and 1/2 cups of grated cheddar, reserving 1/4 cup to top the biscuits before they bake. After whisking together the dry ingredients, add the 1 and 1/4 cups of the grated cheddar

Then add the diced fresh jalapeño. Use anywhere between 2 and 4 tablespoons of diced fresh jalapeño. Then use your hands to throughly mix the cheddar and jalapeño into the dry mixture.

Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour the heavy cream into the center well.

Use your hands to bring it together; lightly mix the dry mixture into the cream by pushing the dry mix from the edges into the cream in the center. Continue until the dry mixture is mostly clumping together and there isn’t much loose flour left.

Shaping and Cutting the Biscuits

Turn the biscuit mix out onto a lightly floured surface. If there is still a lot of dry, loose flour, dribble in a little more cream at a time just until the dough is mostly clumped. Gently knead the dough about 3-4 times to get it to form one mass of dough. Shape it into a disc and pat it out so it’s about 1-inch tall.

I went for a more square shape so that I can cut the dough into 4 squares. This way, my sandwich filling will fit better and I won’t have any leftover dough to reshape. It also means I am not left with any scraps. Once I had a square-ish shape that is about 1-inch tall, I used my bench scraper to make two cuts, cross-wise to make 4 large biscuits.

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Use the bench scraper to scoop up each biscuit and place on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Then, sprinkle the reserved 1/4 cup of grated cheddar on top of the biscuits.

Ready for the oven! Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes.

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Chorizo Egg Scramble

While the biscuits are baking, we can make the chorizo egg scramble. I have about 8 ounces of Mexican chorizo that I will cook over medium heat until it’s browned and cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks.

Once the chorizo is cooked though, I simply poured in 5 beaten eggs. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Once the egg sets around the sides, gently stir the mixture, let it spread out and repeat stirring it in from the edges until the eggs are mostly cooked.

When the eggs are mostly cooked, but still wet in areas, I like to gather the mixture together turn the heat to low and cover. This way, it will finish cooking as a whole piece, rather than a crumbly scrambled egg mixture. This will make dividing up the egg between my biscuit sandwiches easier, which will also make eating it easier.

By now the biscuits should be ready, golden brown and puffed up a bit. Transfer them from the sheet pan to a wire rack to cool slightly. Check the eggs and if they are done to your liking, remove from heat.

Building the Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuit Sandwiches

Once your biscuits are cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to cut a biscuit in half horizontally. Use a silicone spatula to divide the chorizo egg scramble into half or quarters and place a serving on top of the cut biscuit bottom.

Top the chorizo and eggs with more grated cheddar, fresh diced jalapeño and your favorite hot sauce.

Then add a small handful of chopped cilantro leaves and stems. Top with the top half of the cut biscuit.

Slice in half and enjoy!

I do hope you give this a try, these Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuit Sandwiches are so delicious, savory and satisfying! Even if you don’t go all the way with the biscuit sandwich, the biscuits themselves are super easy and quick – light and fluffy, they’re great even on their own! They would be a perfect addition as a bread side to a variety of other dishes.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I have many other breakfast sandwich recipes on the blog; check out The Perfect Breakfast Sandwich or Breakfast Sandwiches for a Group. Take care and be well! xo Kelly

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Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuit Sandwiches

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Breakfast, Brunch American/Mexican
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 2-4 Biscuit Sandwiches
Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cooking Time: 12-15 Minutes Total Time: ~45 Minutes

Light, fluffy cheddar jalapeño biscuits sandwich a savory, flavorful Mexican chorizo egg scramble. Topped with cilantro, cheese and hot sauce.

Ingredients

  • Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits
  • 1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Fine Cornmeal
  • 3 tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1.5 cups Grated Sharp cheddar cheese, divided (1.25 cups and 1/4 cup)
  • 2-4 tbsp. Diced Fresh Jalapeños, more or less to taste
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus extra for brushing
  • Biscuit Sandwiches
  • 8 oz. Mexican Chorizo
  • 5 Large Eggs, beaten
  • Toppings
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro, stems and leaves, more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese, more or less to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Diced Fresh Jalapeño, more or less to taste
  • Hot Sauce

Instructions

Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, F.

2

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, fine corn meal, sugar, salt, cayenne and baking powder.

3

After whisking together the dry ingredients, add the 1 and 1/4 cups of the grated cheddar.

4

Then add the diced fresh jalapeño. Use your hands to throughly mix the cheddar and jalapeño into the dry mixture.

5

Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour the heavy cream into the center well.

6

Use your hands to bring it together; lightly mix the dry mixture into the cream by pushing the dry mix from the edges into the cream in the center. Continue until the dry mixture is mostly clumping together and there isn't much loose flour left.

7

Turn the biscuit mix out onto a lightly floured surface. If there is still a lot of dry, loose flour, dribble in a little more cream at a time just until the dough is mostly clumped. Gently knead the dough about 3-4 times to get it to form one mass of dough. Shape it into a square and pat it out so it's about 1-inch tall.

8

Use a bench scraper to make two cuts, cross-wise to make 4 large biscuits.

9

Use the bench scraper to scoop up each biscuit and place on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Then, sprinkle the reserved 1/4 cup of grated cheddar on top of the biscuits.

10

Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and puffed up.

Biscuit Sandwiches

11

While the biscuits are baking, make the chorizo egg scramble.

12

Cook the chorizo over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks until it's browned and cooked through.

13

Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the beaten eggs. Once the egg sets around the sides, gently stir the mixture, let it spread out and repeat stirring it in from the edges until the eggs are mostly cooked.

14

When the eggs are mostly cooked, but still wet in areas, gather the mixture together turn the heat to low and cover.

15

By now the biscuits should be ready, golden brown and puffed up a bit. Transfer them from the sheet pan to a wire rack to cool slightly.

16

Check the eggs and if they are done to your liking, remove from heat.

17

Once your biscuits are cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to cut a biscuit in half horizontally. Use a silicone spatula to divide the chorizo egg scramble into half or quarters and place a serving on top of the cut biscuit bottom.

18

Top the chorizo and eggs with more grated cheddar, fresh diced jalapeño and your favorite hot sauce.

19

Then add a small handful of chopped cilantro leaves and stems. Top with the top half of the cut biscuit.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Mari
    May 11, 2022 at 9:16 am

    You know what we would call these at my house? Gone in five seconds. I don’t want to imply that my boys would inhale these, but they totally would, with no regrets. I like the idea of making them in a squarish shape. It’s so much easier, and less fiddly than going the round route. They look really nice just out of the oven. I can almost smell them from here. If I get busy I can almost taste them. Happy jalapeño Wednesday to Kelly, Alex, Terry, Beth, and the fabulous cast of mischievous canine cuties. Yes Miss Sadie, I am talking about you. I hope you don’t hide things or chew on them like my little bird does. She likes shoes and jewelry. It must be a form of universal animal therapy. Enjoy the sunshine! ☀️🌷🥰

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      May 11, 2022 at 10:37 am

      Hi Mari, The biscuits were gone in 5 seconds here too. Thankfully, Sadie grew out of her chewing phase; because honestly, if I had to rebuy any more leather flip flops, I would have given up on them. I love thinking of your little bird babies hiding your jewelry, such a cute thought. We have a beautiful day here, I hope you’re recovering well and enjoying the day. xo Kelly

  • Reply
    Terry
    May 11, 2022 at 11:45 am

    This looks really good not only as a breakfast sandwich but I can see other sandwiches with this biscuit… have a great Wednesday to all 🤗❤️Mom

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      May 11, 2022 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Mom, yes, these biscuits would be great for any kind of sandwich you can think of! Give them a try and let me know what you think. xo Kelly

  • Reply
    beth byrd
    May 11, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Oh gosh, those look DELICIOUS!!

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      May 11, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      Hello Beth, they are so good! And so easy too. A perfect quick biscuit recipe with tons of flavor and versatility. Try them and let me know how it goes for you!
      xo Kelly

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