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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