Delight in golden-brown chorizo morsels coated in a harmonious blend of sweet and spicy sauce. This quick preparation bursts with intense flavors that leave a lasting impression. Perfect for gatherings, it’s an ideal choice for advance preparation as the dish reheats beautifully, ensuring your party food remains a standout hit.
While many Americans contemplate two significant post-Thanksgiving considerations—how to shed those excess calories and what to do with leftover Thanksgiving dishes—the rest of us around the world are already directing our focus towards another crucial matter: What delectable contribution to bring to gatherings. The answer is simple: Outstanding food.
Food that satisfies a crowd.
Enter Chorizo Bites in a Sweet & Spicy Sauce. Chorizo, in my opinion, is an underestimated and often overlooked secret ingredient. While sausages have had their moment, chorizo boasts enhanced flavor and a richer hue. A mere placement on a baking tray alongside veggies and a quick bake results in an almost self-saucing instant dinner. Whether thrown into frittatas, salads, or soups, chorizo operates as the “Other Bacon,” elevating everything it touches.
Though chorizo might not be your initial consideration for party fare, I encourage you to give it priority. A small amount goes a long way, requiring minimal preparation. Even if you simply slice and cook it—akin to my approach when crafting my Easy Spanish Tapas spread—it remains an absolute crowd-pleaser.
In this rendition, I opted to elevate the experience a notch. I wanted to ensure that you become the star of any gathering where you present this dish. Hence, I designed a sauce to accompany the chorizo. This sauce embodies the perfect blend of sweetness and spiciness, so divine that your guests will continue savoring it with bread long after the chorizo has vanished. This recipe is a recent addition to my repertoire of make-ahead party foods. While dips hold a proven track record, I yearn for something distinctive. A crucial factor for me in selecting party food, whether for my own hosting or when I’m a guest, revolves around its make-ahead potential, reheating qualities, and ease of transportation.
This creation checks all those boxes. While it shines when served warm, it remains enticing even at room temperature. A swift microwave reheating for a minute or two is sufficient, and it necessitates no intricate assembly—simply pour it into a dish. It’s possible to prepare it a couple of days ahead, with quick preparation and easy transportation thanks to a plastic container.
If you extend an invitation to me during this upcoming holiday season, chances are I’ll be showing up with a batch of these Chorizo Bites in tow!