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Chorizo Date Rumaki

 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."
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1 pound) sliced bacon
  • 4 ounces uncooked chorizo or spicy Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 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. Yield: 32
  • appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 69 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.