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Handy Sausage Biscuits

 Handy Sausage Biscuits
These are similar to old-fashioned biscuits made from scratch, but they're even better thanks to the tasty sausage throughout. It's almost impossible to stop eating them. I like to serve these biscuits with an egg dish or soup. -Nancy Parker, Seguin, Texas
24-36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Melted butter

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain well and set aside. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir
  • in the sausage.
  • In another bowl, dissolve yeast in water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • On a lightly floured surface, gently knead dough 6-8 times. Roll out
  • to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2 in. biscuit cutter. Place on
  • lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Brush tops with butter. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2-3 dozen.

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Editor's Note: No rising time is necessary before baking. The dough can be rerolled.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 83 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.