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Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates | Get Inspired Everyday!

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday! - Adapted from the book 'On Cooking'
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 dates 1x
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Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates, seeded
  • 3 ounces chorizo, (fresh sausage, not dried)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 strips of thin-slice bacon
  • 12 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high, and brown the chorizo.
  2. Drain off any extra grease and mash the chorizo with the cream cheese using a fork or the back of a spoon.
  3. Spoon the chorizo mixture into the dates, packing all the filling into them.
  4. Sear the bacon on each side in a skillet. Remove the bacon from the pan and slice in half lengthwise.
  5. Wrap each date with 1 strip of bacon and secure it with a toothpick. At this point, you can refrigerate these for a couple of days.
  6. When you’re ready to serve, preheat the oven to 450° F. Place your dates in an ovenproof container and bake for 12-15 minutes. Start checking the dates at 8 minutes if they aren’t refrigerated.
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