Mexican Fiesta Biscuit Bake

This video has nothing to do with anything in this post. I just thought it was really funny.


This Biscuit Bake recipe can be changed up in so many ways. Just start with the biscuits and salsa and top with your favorite stuff. And cheese. Lots of cheese.

Mexican Fiesta Biscuit Bake


2 Tbs butter
2 (10 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1(16-oz) jar (1 3/4 cups) chunky salsa
6 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 oz shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz pimiento strips
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 (2 1/4-oz) can sliced ripe olives, drained or 1/2 cup pimiento olives, chopped
1 cup salsa and pickled jalapeño slices, if desired


1. Heat oven to 375°F.

2. Melt butter in oven in 13×9-inch glass baking dish or non-aluminum baking pan. Tilt to evenly coat dish.

3. Separate dough and cut each biscuit into quarters. Place biscuit pieces in large bowl; toss with 1 3/4 cups salsa. Spoon evenly into butter coated dish. Sprinkle with cheeses, piemento, onions and olives.

4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown and center is set. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut into squares; serve with additional 1 cup salsa and jalapeño slices.

Recipe slightly adapted from

You might remember me gushing writing about Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros in this post. Well, lead singer Alexander Ebert’s self titled debut album is just as good.

Listen to this beautiful song. I get chills every time I hear it.


“I found peace, in my way
But it didn’t last, beyond the day
I’ve had glimpses around the bend
But in the morning, I start again
I feel the sun, hot on my face
And I hear my blood giving way

I’ve had some glimpses around the bend
You know if I didn’t, I’d have killed myself today

Now mama I’m so tired, from the bullshit
(Mama yeah yeah)
My soul cried, from the bullshit
(Mama yeah)
And I’m so tired,
But I know I’ll make it with you by my side

Perhaps I’m crazy
Still I’m thinking, there is change in the air
We were trying together
Now we’re trying just to care
Now if we find peace
Oh let it stay
Let it last beyond the day

I’ve had glimpses of our tomorrow
But Lord if I didn’t I’d kill myself today

Now mama I’m so tired, from the bullshit
(Mama yeah yeah)
My soul cried, from the bullshit
I’m so tired
I know I’ll make it with you by my side”

Alexander Ebert-Glimpses

Glimpses happened to come on when I was running this morning. The “I’m so tired” line suddenly sounded like another song to me. I racked my brains and, bam, this is the song I was reminded of.
Billy Bragg-Dolphins

Do you hear what I’m talking about?

Buy Billy Bragg’s music on his website. ‘Don’t Try This At Home’ was the first Billy Bragg cd I ever purchased. I think it was about the 8th cd I had ever bought. It was on constant repeat for the longest time. Just as fabulous today as back then.

Check out Alexander Ebert and buy his debut solo album on his website.


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
This entry was posted in Main Courses. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Mexican Fiesta Biscuit Bake

  1. Dear I,
    This question may be a little off-topic, The Mexican poncho is universally recognized as an iconic symbol of Mexico and its culture, history and people. The poncho has been a popular article of clothing for hundreds of years in Mexico, pre-dating the Spanish invasion of the early nineteenth century. The poncho is a simple, but very useful article of clothing that has served its purpose very well. Although the poncho was initially created out of necessity, it is now worn as an article of fashion by most. However, indigenous people of Mexico and Latin America continue to incorporate the poncho into their daily lives.
    Keep up the posts!

  2. lexoh says:

    This recipe is Tex-Mex not Mexican. Mexicans don’t eat orange cheese.

Leave a Reply to restaurants in durant okCancel reply