A tasty biscuit with a flavor kick courtesy of bell pepper and pimentos.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add the grated cheese, green bell pepper, and pimento; mix with a fork. Stir in milk and mix well.

  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5 times. Roll out to a rectangular shape and cut into squares using a knife or pizza cutter. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

376.2 calories; 8.4 g protein; 35.9 g carbohydrates; 15.4 mg cholesterol; 524.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
These biscuits are not only simple but are light and not too dry...exceptional! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2015
These popped out of the pan nicely; even out of heart shaped muffin tins but the flavor was dull. The texture was good but they tasted like Bisquick. Not particularly better with butter or gravy. Very surprising actually since they looked so good. I followed the recipe and am an avid cook. Alas I will need to find a better recipe. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
These biscuits are not only simple but are light and not too dry...exceptional! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
These biscuits are not only simple but are light and not too dry...exceptional! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Great for brunch or dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
These were WONDERFUL and so easy to make. I did not add the salt because there is plenty in the Cheddar cheese. I rolled them out to about 1/2" and used a biscuit cutter and was able to get 9 biscuits. For a change of pace I will substitute the green bell pepper with a can of chopped green chilies just for a spicier biscuit but they are perfect the way they are! Thanks for agreat recipe Nell! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2007
Of course I had to leave out the green peppers and pimentos kids won't eat the biscuits with that in there.I added extra cheese and I think crumbled bacon would be tasty in there.We made the potatoe soup V with the biscuits and everything was delicious.I give these biscuits a thumbs up. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2010
Pretty good. I had to add an extra tablespoon of milk elevation propbably. Omitted peppers and pimnto although I do think it would be good. Added 1 tsp garlic. Nice and light. Next time I am going to roast a head of garlic and add that with a few minced pickled Japeleno's. Yum thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2005
Good standard cheese biscuits. Fast and yeast free. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2007
I've made this recipe about 3 times in the past month and it's great! Goes wonderfully with stews and soups. And they are great leftover with raspberry jam! The changes I made were to leave out the peppers and pimento and I increased the cheddar a little. Other then that left everything the same. Thanks for this great recipe!:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2010
Really good! 10 stars because they don't use Bisquik which I never have and is always called for in biscuit recipes. Would actually give them 4.5... I didn't add the peppers because of the kids but I think they would add a lot of flavor as they are a tad bland without. That's ok though they were meant as an accompaniment and were perfect for that. I used butter instead of shortening (personal preference). They were fast tasty easy and very much enjoyed! I will definitely keep this recipe-it's a great recipe as is but I can imagine adding herbs or different cheeses etc. Thanks so much! I've been looking for a quick savory bread recipe for ages and this was really great! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2014
Worked great for a non-bread baker (= I added 1 clove minced garlic and some finely chopped shallot (instead of the bell pepper and pimento.) 3/4 c grated parm and used 3/4 c of a cheddar jack mix. I used a fork to cut in my butter flavored Crisco. I just wish I had some butter on hand - I want melty butter on my warm biscuit (= Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2015
These popped out of the pan nicely; even out of heart shaped muffin tins but the flavor was dull. The texture was good but they tasted like Bisquick. Not particularly better with butter or gravy. Very surprising actually since they looked so good. I followed the recipe and am an avid cook. Alas I will need to find a better recipe. Read More