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Chorizo Nuggets with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

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Chorizo Nuggets with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce
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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48
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Little bites of chorizo sausage battered and topped with chimichurri sauce--perfect for an appetizer party!
Updated Nov 29, 2012

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Chimichurri originated in Argentina as a sauce or marinade for grilled meats. It is typically served as an accompaniment.
  • tip 2
    Cilantro can be used in place of the parsley in this recipe.

Nutrition

90 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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