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Ranch Eggs 'n' Biscuits

 Ranch Eggs 'n' Biscuits
In Jefferson City, Missouri, Melinda Kimlinger relies on tender homemade biscuits topped with poached eggs and a spicy sauce to wake up her family's taste buds. "My teenage son would eat the whole batch if I'd let him," she says.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 6 eggs

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. cut in butter until
  • mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in milk until the
  • mixture forms a ball. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  • Roll to 1/2-in. thickness; cut out 12 biscuits with a 2-in. biscuit
  • cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until almost crisp; drain.
  • Add onion and chili powder; cook until onion is tender. Stir in
  • picante sauce and cilantro. Make six wells in picante mixture; break
  • an egg into each. Cover and cook over medium heat until eggs are

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Ranch Eggs 'n' Biscuits (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • completely set. Serve over warm biscuits. Yield: 6 servings (12
  • biscuits).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 488 calories, 28 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 268 mg cholesterol, 1,510 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.