Chorizo Nuggets with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Chorizo Nuggets with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Little bites of chorizo sausage battered and topped with chimichurri sauce--perfect for an appetizer party!

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

2:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

48

servings

Chimichurri Sauce
1
bunch fresh parsley (about 1 cup firmly packed)
1
small onion, cut into fourths
2
cloves garlic
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/4
cup white vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sour cream
Chorizo Bites
3
cups oil for frying
1
cup plus 2 tablespoons Original Bisquick® mix
1
package (12 oz) smoked chorizo links, cut into 48 (1/2-inch) pieces
2
eggs
1
cup milk
1
cup cornmeal
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon pepper
48
toothpicks
Garnishes, if desired: cubed Manchego cheese, sliced green onions, sliced tomatoes, bite-size pieces red bell pepper, parsley sprigs
  1. In blender or food processor, place all Chimichurri Sauce ingredients except sour cream. Cover; blend on high speed until well blended. Stir in sour cream; cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. In 2-quart heavy-bottom pan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 375°F.
  3. In medium bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the Bisquick mix; add chorizo, and toss to lightly coat. In medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, remaining 1 cup Bisquick mix, the cornmeal, cumin and pepper. Dip Bisquick-coated chorizo into batter.
  4. Fry 4 or 5 chorizo at a time in hot oil 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve on toothpicks with garnishes and sauce.
Makes 48 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Chimichurri originated in Argentina as a sauce or marinade for grilled meats. It is typically served as an accompaniment.
Cilantro can be used in place of the parsley in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.