It was an accident. I promise. I didn't intend to make biscuits with beer. It just happened. But man are these beer biscuits so good. You will want to make the Bisquick beer biscuits every single night of the week. Plus this beer biscuit recipe is so easy to make with four ingredients.
What is in beer biscuits recipe?
To make these buttery, fluffy biscuits you just need four ingredients that most likely are staples in your kitchen pantry and refrigerator. Here are the things you need to make these beer biscuits:
- Bisquick - Any biscuit mix will work for this recipe. Whatever is in your cabinets, go ahead and use it.
- Sour cream - The normal sour cream or low fat will work. Do not recommend using fat free sour cream in this recipe.
- Beer - Any kind of beer will work. A light beer will give the biscuits a lighter beer flavor. A darker beer will also make the biscuits a darker color. A hoppier beer will carry those hoppy flavors in the biscuits as well.
- Butter - The biscuits will cook in a pool of butter. I do not recommend any substitute for real butter.
How to make beer biscuits with Bisquick
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. This is important to have a hot oven before you start making these beer biscuits.
Start by adding the Bisquick or biscuit mix to a bowl and then add the sour cream to the biscuit mix.
Next, mix to combine with a spatula to make a crumbly consistency with the dough.
Finally, you will add the liquid. In the original recipe for 7-Up Biscuits, you would use the 7-Up or Sprite or other clear, bubbly lemon-lime pop. Insert swearing under my breath when I can't find any in my house or garage.
I grabbed a can of beer out of the garage beer fridge. The first time I made these I used Coors Light. I just didn't want to waste one of my boujee beer on this just in case it flopped.
Measured out ½ cup of beer and pour it into the Bisquick and sour cream mix.
Dust the countertop with some, well really quite a bit of the Bisquick. The dough is STICKY! Go ahead and toss some Bisquick on top of the dough too. Pat the beer biscuit dough flat-ish.
Put ½ stick or 4 tablespoons of butter in a round cake pan. Pop the pan in the oven to melt the butter and heat up the pan.
When it was melted I cut out biscuits with a round biscuit cutter. A knife would do the job too. You will get between 7-9 biscuits depending on the size of the biscuits.
Then toss the beer biscuits in the oven for about 12-15 minutes.
They grow together and form a butter-crisp bottom with fluffy, pillowy insides. They were a great addition to our three cheese baked spaghetti. I am not sure I will ever try the version with pop. The beer version is too good. Plus, someone had to finish the beer!
And yes, the kids and I ate the whole pan. What can I say, we are carb lovers some nights.
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Bisquick Beer Biscuits
- 2 cups bisquick
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup beer
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Cut sour cream into the Bisquick to make a crumbly mixture.
- Add beer and stir to combine. The dough will be very soft and sticky.
- Place three tablespoons of the butter in a round or square 9-inch cake pan. Place in a 450 degree oven till butter is just melted.
- Remove pan and then drop 7-9 biscuits into butter. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and pour over biscuits.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes on 450 degrees.