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Savory Southwest Biscuits

Here's a delicious recipe based on my Country Biscuit recipe to use for dinner or breakfast. Enjoy!

3 cups flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
6 oz. sharp cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup diced green chilies
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in shortening. Add egg and milk. Mix in cheese, chilies, and crumbled bacon. Turn out on floured surface and knead 10-15 times. Roll out 1/2 thick and cut with biscuit cutter. Place on greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. 
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