Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

This is a recipe discovered by Mom. She has made it several times and everyone enjoys them. If you have leftovers just refrigerate and serve. They are great hot or cold. This has become one of my favorites!


6 ounces chorizo sausage, raw, casings removed

24 pitted dates

12 slices of bacon, halved crosswise

Using a scissors, cut on side of each date open and stuff with a scant teaspoon of chorizo. Wrap the stuffed date with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place the wrapped dates in a large skillet, seam sides down, and saute, turning, until the bacon is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve hot. ~or~ Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in 400 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes. Watch closely as the bottoms can burn easily due to the natural sugars in the dates.

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shopannies said...

with the bacon I bet these taste great

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'll bet they are great! Adding bacon is always interesting:@)

Haden News said...

These were so good :)

Anonymous said...

This looks so good. I'm having a recipe only link party "Cast Party Wednesday". This would be a perfect addition to my party. I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!

Jacqueline said...

I just had my first fresh date a couple of months ago. this sounds fantastic. I never thought I would like them but they were incredible. The idea of mixing the sweet with the savory sounds great. I can see why they would be a hit (of course, Lynn would love adding a little bacon to any recipe - she is just a hoot!)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

What an awesome appetizer recipe! Those sound so fantastic!!

Miz Helen said...

What an awesome appetizer! We will really enjoy these little treats. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
Miz Helen

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My husband loves chorizo sausage and I love dates. I think we have a winner here!