Fully Loaded Biscuits

Just because it’s a biscuit, it doesn’t have to be plain.  You can load them up with all kinds of goodies: nuts, fruits, spices, herbs, dried tomatoes, peppers, chilies, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives, onions, ham, and much more. Today, we loaded our biscuits with bacon, cheese, and onions.  We used one of our just-add-water biscuit mixes but you can use a scratch recipe if you prefer.

4 cups just-add-water buttermilk biscuit mix
1 cup cheddar cheese, 1/8 to 1/4 inch diced or grated cheese
3/4 cup diced and sautéed sweet onions
6 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled
1 cup cold water

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  1. In a large bowl, mix the biscuit mix with the cheese, onion, and bacon.  Make a well in the center and pour in the water.  Mix with a fork until a dough ball forms.  Knead it several times if necessary.  Turn it out onto the counter.  The dough should be soft and moist, almost sticky.
  2. Pat the dough into a 3/4 inch thick flat.  Cut into shapes and put them onto a dark, nonstick baking sheet.
  3. Bake for ten minutes or until the tops are a light, golden brown.  Remove them to a wire rack to cool.

This recipe makes 12 to 15 large biscuits.