Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Smoked Chorizo Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Hello everyone and welcome back to The BBQ Buddha! This post features a recipe I made last month for a local EGGFest at Brownsboro Hardware here in Louisville, KY. This is an easy and delicious appetizer to make on your Big Green Egg. My friends at Dizzy Pig were kind enough to sponsor me for this event and this was my favorite recipe using one of their rubs. Now sit back, grab a ice cold IPA, and enjoy this recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites!

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

The ingredients for this recipe couldn’t be any easier: bacon, jalapeno,  Medjool dates, goat cheese, chorizo sausage, and Dizzy Dust.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Slice the bacon in half and then down the middle length wise.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Cook the chorizo and set aside to cool.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Mix the chorizo, goat cheese, and diced jalapeno.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Slice the dates and pull out the pits. Make little pockets so you can easily stuff them.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Put a small dollop of the stuffing in each date (just enough so you can still close the date) then wrap in bacon.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Sprinkle the Dizzy Dust all over the bacon.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Set up your Big Green Egg for indirect cooking and stabilize the temp at 250. Add wood chunks. Once the smoke looks thin blue, add the dates and let them cook for 90 minute or until you see the bacon is crispy.

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Pull the Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites from the Big Green Egg and drizzle with honey. Serve and enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Bacon Wrapped Dates aka Buddha Bites

Smoked Chorizo Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
 
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This recipe for smoked dates stuffed with chorizo and goat cheese (aka Buddha Bites) is the perfect appetizer to make for your next get together.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 slices smoked bacon, quartered into 4 strips
  • 24 Medjool dates
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 4 oz Chorizo Sausage
  • Dizzy Dust BBQ Rub
  • Honey
Instructions
  1. Quarter the bacon by cutting each strip in half lengthwise and then side ways
  2. De-seed the jalapeno and dice finely
  3. Cook the chorizo sausage and set aside
  4. Once the sausage cools a bit mix together with the goat cheese and diced jalapeno
  5. Pit the dates and set get ready to assemble
  6. Open a date and stuff with the goat cheese, jalapeno, sausage mixture
  7. Close it, put it on a bacon strip and roll up
  8. Season lightly with Dizzy Dust
  9. Set up your Big Green Egg for indirect cooking and get temp stable at 250
  10. Smoke the dates until the bacon is crisp, about 90 minutes
  11. As the dates come off the grill, drizzle honey on top of them

 

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