Bacon-Wrapped Boudin-Stuffed Dates with Sriracha

Yet another one of those “I have these three things in my pantry and refrigerator… What on Earth can I do with them?” recipe. The prep for this this comes together in about 5 minutes (seriously) and then you jut pop it in the oven and in approximately no time flat, you have an impressive looking and tasting appetizer. For those not from the south, boudin is rice and meat and goodness and love all wrapped up in a casing like sausage. This was such a hit that even my super picky friend who pretty much lives off of hot dogs and had no idea what a date even was went back for more. It combines smoky, sweet, and spicy in the absolutely best way.

Ingredients:

  • 4 strips lower sodium bacon
  • 8 dates
  • about 1/4 lb boudin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Sriracha sauce

Method:

Preheat oven to 400. Cut bacon strips in half. Slice dates almost all the way through and place one at the end of each piece of bacon. Microwave boudin until steaming hot (about 2 minutes) and remove from casing. Stuff each date with about 1 Tbsp of boudin and roll up in bacon. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook at 400 for approximately 30 minutes (checking often, these little things can burn quickly). Remove from oven and place on a paper towel to drain grease. Once drained, place on a serving dish and drizzle with Sriracha sauce.

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Xoxo,

The Crispy Mama

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