I made these for the Superbowl, and thought of saving them for some good bbq holiday… but today is National Medjool Date Day, so here you go! They’re a great, easy appetizer that’s a Mexican twist on the blue-cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon that I see everywhere. If you’d like a little more crunch, try a sliver of almond inside them as well. Either way, these are fantastic.
Start by mixing the chorizo and goat cheese together.
Next, cut your bacon into three equal pieces… each should be just long enough to wrap around your dates once they’re stuffed.
Now pry open the date, put a pinch of the chorizo/goat cheese mixture in, press shut, and wrap in bacon. Repeat until all bacon is used.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy. Let cool slightly and serve.
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Chorizo and Goat Cheese
- 1 pound bacon
- 4 oz . uncooked chorizo
- 4 oz . goat cheese
- 1 pound pitted Medjool dates
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with foil or a silpat.
Remove chorizo from sausage casings, if any, and mix with goat cheese until evenly distributed.
Cut bacon slices into thirds, each one long enough to wrap around a date.
Pry open each date and fill with the chorizo mixture.
Press close and wrap with a piece of bacon.
Lay on lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.