Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon
chorizo stuffed dates

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
chorizo stuffed dates

🇪🇸 En español: Dátiles Rellenos De Chorizo Envueltos en Tocino

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Chorizo-stuffed Bacon-wrapped Dates: delicious and flavorful chorizo, stuffed in sweet dates, and wrapped with crispy, salty bacon! Served over a creamy roasted red pepper sauce, these little bites will wow your guests and your taste buds!

A great tapas dish recipe from Alex Snodgrass at

Try the sauteed chorizo in red wine for another meaty tapas.

chorizo stuffed dates

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Chorizo-stuffed Bacon-wrapped Dates: delicious and flavorful chorizo, stuffed in sweet dates, and wrapped with crispy, salty bacon
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Course: Starter, Tapas
Cuisine: 🇪🇸 Spanish
Keyword: bacon, chorizo, Spanish, tapas
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Alex Snodgrass


For the Roasted Pepper Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50 g shallot finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 200 g red bell pepper roasted, loosely chopped
  • 2 tbsp juice from a jar of roasted red bell peppers
  • 400 g Tomato canned, whole
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

For the Chorizo-Stuffed Dates:

  • 200 g chorizo uncooked, removed from the casing
  • 16 date pitted
  • 8 slices bacon cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

To Make the Sauce:

  • Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic with a pinch of salt and a few cracks of black pepper. cook, stirring, until tender, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the roasted red bell peppers and the juice from the jar and continue to cook, stirring, for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, vinegar and bring to a simmer. Once simmering rapidly, reduce heat to low, cover and let cook, simmering, while you prepare and bake the dates.

To Make the Dates:

  • Gently open up the date so that it can easily be stuffed. Place about 1/2 tbsp of the chorizo in the cavity of the date. Wrap with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on the prepared baking sheet and continue until all of the dates are prepared.
  • Transfer the dates to the oven and cook until the chorizo is cooked through, 12-15 minutes. Then, turn the oven on high broil and broil (watching carefully so that they don’t burn) until the bacon is just crisp, another 2-4 minutes depending on your broiler!
  • Meanwhile, while your dates are baking, transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside, cover, and keep warm until the dates are done.
  • To serve, spoon and spread desired amount of the sauce across the bottom of a serving platter. Place chorizo stuffed dates on top and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!


Note regarding the Chorizo: Make sure to buy uncured, fresh chorizo sausage rather than the salami-like cured kind.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 45g

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