Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce

dates Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce

Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce

This recipe is inspired by a signature dish of likely my favorite restaurant in Chicago, avec. Chef Koren Grieveson is epic and this is the spot I bring all out of town and in town guests to not only experience the food but the creative, easy going vibe. The air pulses with energy, the communal seating promises a chance encounter and the room buzzes with great tunes. It is an absolute must-try. They don’t take reservations and thank God they are open late. I think this is the only late night spot in Chicago where you can eat something other than a burrito. Can anyone tell me why Chicago closes shop so early? avec is open until midnight on weekdays and 1 am on weekends.

The taleggio foccaccia and bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates are two of my passions on the menu. I have created my own version of Koren’s dates, by of course, adding chocolate to the dates and in the sauce. The magic of that salty and spicy meat, a touch of sweet chocolate and some acidic tomato is heightened by a roasting process that brings it all together. Spread the flavor and try it out.

Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce

yields: 15 stuffed dates & sauce

For bacon bar stuffed dates:
15 medium-sized Medjool dates
2 chorizo sausages, casings removed, raw and spicy
1, 3 oz. Vosges Mo’s Bacon Bar (or 3 segments Couverture Bar, cut into 4 pieces per square)
8 slices Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon
1 batch of Spicy Oaxacan Red Sauce (recipe follows)
cilantro for serving

For Spicy Oaxacan Red Sauce:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium sweet Spanish onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup red wine or sherry to deglaze
1 lb skinned, heirloom tomatoes or canned San Marzano tomatoes
2 oz. Vosges Haut-Chocolat Oaxaca Bar
1/2 dried chipotle chili, reconstituted in water, seeded
1 tbsp olive oil to finish
salt to taste
3 splashes liquid smoke
1 tsp cumin

Cut the dates on one side lengthwise and remove the pits. Break each 3 oz. bacon bar square into 4 pieces. Cut bacon strips in half. Stuff each date with 1 tbsp of chorizo and place a piece of bacon bar in the center of the chorizo. Fold chorizo around chocolate and close date. Wrap each date in half a piece of bacon. Sear bacon-wrapped dates over high heat in an ungreased pan until crispy. Set aside.

Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in large stock pan. Add onion and garlic with salt and sugar, cooking over medium heat until translucent. Add tomato paste and deglaze pan with sherry; cook until the majority of alcohol is boiled off, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, Oaxaca bar and chipotle chili. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Purée with an immersion blender until smooth. Add cumin, liquid smoke and season to taste with olive oil and salt.

In a deep baking sheet (about 1″ side walls) pour Oaxaca red sauce about half-way up the sheet. Transfer the seared dates to the baking sheet, spacing each about 1 inch apart. Bake the dates in sauce for 25 minutes. Serve in sauce, garnish with cilantro and bacon bar shavings.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

45 Responses to “Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce”

  1. WOW. These sound absolutely incredible. Yum!

  2. Sounds yummy! and I love your Mo Bacon bar, it’s my fave of yours!!!

  3. the taste of olive oil is very very good, it is one of the best tasting cooking oils out there;–

  4. Art Citron says:

    I just made this!!! Oh My God! I thought that your Mo Bacon Bar was fantastic, now in a recipe?!?!?! The sweet with the spice and the smoky bacon make this the greatest thing ever created.

  5. [...] Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce [...]

  6. Elena Urschel says:

    I experimented and made my own version of Devils on Horseback; I take Medjool dates and stuff with dark chocolate and candied ginger, then wrap in extra thick smoked bacon and bake at 400 for 20 min. on a rack.

    The bacon should be thoroughly cooked, but chewy. I would like to make these using Vosges dark spicy chocolate and/or adding some cooked serrano or jalapena and leaving the ginger out.

    Your chocolate is, of course, the best, best, best. And I love the cocoa mix. DELICIOUS

  7. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    Also visit my blog – car accident attorney charlotte

  8. Good response in return of this question with firm
    arguments and explaining everything on the topic of that.

    My web-site: Car accident lawyer Atlanta

  9. Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a stuff!
    existing here at this blog, thanks admin of this web site.

    Also visit my weblog: car accident attorney louisville

  10. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which
    I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get
    the hang of it!

    my web blog :: los angeles car accident attorney

  11. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself
    or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m
    looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this
    from. thanks

    my website; auto accident attorney portland

  12. Johnie says:

    What you said made a bunch of sense. But, what about this?
    suppose you composed a catchier post title?
    I ain’t saying your information is not good., however what if you added a headline that grabbed
    people’s attention? I mean Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce | Peace Love & Chocolate
    is a little vanilla. You should peek at Yahoo’s home page and watch how they write post headlines to get viewers interested.

    You might add a video or a picture or two to grab readers interested about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it would bring your blog a little livelier.

    My web blog bakersfield car accident attorney (Johnie)

  13. What’s up, its fastidious post about media print, we all be familiar
    with media is a wonderful source of information.

    Feel free to surf to my website: car accident attorney philadelphia

  14. says:

    In order to cope inside a fast-paced market, new applications
    are required. The truth is, people join MLM opportunities as a
    consequence of who introduced them. Donnie Jonston may be the author
    of this information about the best way to make funds on Ebay Donnie has
    a lot of work experience as being a writer and in addition working with
    drop shippers in the variety of entrepreneurial ventures.

    Feel free to visit my blog …

  15. Your website must give a clear message with a goal-oriented direction, setting you apart from
    your competitors. So unless any organization completes the formalities and acquire the necessary certifications they could’t start their business.
    Birthdays, Anniversaries, Housewarmings, Weddings, Baby Showers, Christmas and Valentines

    Also visit my web page ::

  16. Furthermore, my experience also includes identifying the competitive advantage
    for the few different companies and crafting that advantage into a marketing
    strategy to develop home based business. The the fact is, people join MLM opportunities because of who
    introduced them. A well-developed business plan is like your blueprint for

    my page –

  17. Lauri says:

    Furthermore, my experience also includes identifying the
    competitive advantage for any few different companies and
    crafting that advantage into a online strategy to develop start up
    business. An HVAC repair clients are most
    often started by the technician that has learned
    the trade through previous employment. ” The company sees innovation as certainly one of its core organizational competencies.

    Feel free to surf to my blog: (Lauri)

  18. You probably need a refresher on the useful tips every online business owner should find out about.
    Each auction may be conducted having a different set of terms including bid increments, variety of auction rounds and expense reimbursement for your stalking horse.

    If you’re still at the loss, you can contact the buyer care team either by email, live chat,
    or phone during standard west coast business

    Here is my web site …

  19. Furthermore, my experience also may include identifying the competitive
    advantage for any few different companies and crafting that advantage into a web marketing strategy to develop new
    company. An HVAC repair business is most often started by a technician who
    may have learned the trade through previous employment.
    it also can be useful for headhunting and employment.

    my homepage –

  20. Highly descriptive blog, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be a
    part 2?

  21. The dedicated team of AVG professionals is accessible
    here all round the clock, whom you’ll be able to reach by
    calling about the AVG tech support number. She
    invites you to definitely visit her site where she is going to share a proven method to start an web business.
    ll possess the practical guidance you will need
    on how to find a concierge business”.

    My web page ::

  22. mini games says:

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    without a doubt donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for
    now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS
    feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will share this blog with
    my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  23. prada cosmetic bag
    These are in fact great ideas in regarding blogging.

    You have touched some pleasant things here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  24. Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect
    against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any tips?

    my web blog pay per install

  25. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I am having issues with your RSS.

    I don’t understand the reason why I cannot join it.
    Is there anybody else getting the same RSS issues?
    Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  26. cheap swiss replica watches for cheap
    Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a entirely
    different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

  27. prada tote bag
    Hi there! This article could not be written any better!

    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept preaching about this. I will
    send this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read.
    I appreciate you for sharing!

  28. Chauncey says:

    Wow, this paragraph is pleasant, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of
    things, so I am going to let know her.

  29. Inside, it’s more or less a mix of mobility and versatile lines
    so HP can adapt to both segments. The hotel Hilton Quebec
    now features an Executive Lounge on the top floor. The best part about them is they are free for
    all to use and they are great looking templates.

    Here is my site; free wifi for laptop

  30. whoah this weblog is magnificent i love studying your posts.
    Stay up the great work! You realize, lots off people are looming around ffor this info, you could help them greatly.

  31. says:

    Hi there, I wish for to subscribe for this
    web site to obtain hottest updates, thus where can i do it please help out.

  32. Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout
    out and tell you I really enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the
    same topics? Thank you so much!

    Feel free to visit my site :: micro espion pour \u00e9coute mural \u002b ecouteur

  33. I know this site provides quality depending posts and other stuff, is there any other web site which offers these
    things in quality?

  34. I was more than happy to find this website.

    I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!!
    I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to see new information in your blog.

  35. You will need to gather as much of it as possible
    by completing these fun and crazy stunts. Some
    graphics can be dazzling and end up being more frustrating than anything
    else. Thanks to very active web developers you are just a
    few clicks away from a wide array of racing and driving games.

  36. Many agencies do not provide quality care and support they need but often don’t get.
    What’s normal Sometimes having trouble finding the
    right assistance to start. These communities give a long-term
    contract for guaranteed continuity of services, your senior parent is in-home elderly assistance care, patients
    are treated like a person with a mild illness can deal with it.

  37. What’s up to all, as I am really keen of reading this blog’s
    post to be updated daily. It includes good stuff.

  38. Currently itt seems like Wordpress is the best blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on ykur blog?

    Feel free to visit my web site injury accident lawyers

  39. If some one needs expert view about blogging and site-building then i
    advise him/her to go to see this web site, Keep up the fastidious work.

  40. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve take into
    account your stuff prior to and you are simply extremely fantastic.
    I really like what you’ve obtained here, really like what you are saying and the
    way in which wherein you are saying it. You’re making
    it entertaining and you still care for to keep it sensible.
    I can’t wait to read much more from you. That is actually a
    wonderful web site.

  41. Analisa says:

    If you are in your welfare. The penalties for DUI on a Las Vegas DUI
    attorney Pittsburgh. She’s goood friends with somme different
    persons to dkscuss the medical details with the current
    criminal law online. After being charged with a
    promising solution to end up. Most often, the better
    able to address these concerns aand allay theor fears so they can handle your case
    dealing with these cases. So comje to you
    the best legal representation.

  42. Hmm iis anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blo loading?
    I’m trying to find out iif its a pproblem oon my end
    or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  43. Thanks for finally talking about > Bacon Bar and Chorizo Stuffed
    Dates with Spicy Oaxaca Red Sauce | Peace Love & Chocolate < Liked it!

Leave a Reply