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Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits with Pastrami, Ham, Egg and Even More Cheese

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A biscuit with a little kick, filled with lean pastrami, thinly sliced ham, a runny egg and Muenster cheese.

Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits with Pastrami, Ham, Egg and Even More Cheese


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ cup chives
  • 1 stick salted butter, at room temp, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • Large eggs
  • Butter
  • Pastrami, thinly sliced
  • Ham, thinly sliced
  • Muenster cheese, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Begin making biscuits by combining flour, baking powder salt and chives.
  3. Add butter, cheese and buttermilk and combine thoroughly. Cover with a dish towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Add 2 tbsp butter to cast iron skillet (or pan) and then add heaping spoonfulls of dough to skillet, allowing them to touch.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Make eggs by bringing a pat of butter over medium heat, crack an egg over the butter and when the "white" of the egg starts to white add a tbsp of water and cover. Let it steam for about a minute or two until the yolk starts to whiten; remove from heat.
  7. Split biscuits, add pastrami, ham, Muenster cheese and egg. Serve.

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