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Chorizo Date Rumaki

"I got this recipe from my sister-in-law who got it from her chef brother," shares Miriam Hershberger from Holmesville, Ohio. "It is delicious, and it always disappears quickly."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    32 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1 pound) sliced bacon
  • 4 ounces uncooked chorizo or spicy bulk pork sausage
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 32 pitted dates

Directions

  • Cut each bacon strip in half. In a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain drippings. Crumble chorizo into the same skillet; cook and stir until fully cooked. Drain. Stir in cream cheese.
  • Carefully cut a slit in the center of each date; fill with cream cheese mixture. Wrap a piece of bacon around each stuffed date; secure with toothpicks. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 69 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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