Red Chili Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup lard or shortening
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter


  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in the lard until it looks like fine meal.
  3. Throw in the chili powder, cheese and sourdough starter. Mix until flour is moistened.
  4. Place mixture on a floured surface, knead lightly and pat to 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch cutter.
  6. Put biscuits into a greased pan.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 12.

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