Weekly Recipes

Chile Smokie Bites

Chile Smokey Bites

These little treats are the ideal finger food for a game day
party – very easy and yummy. This is actually a bite-sized variation of
the winner in the appetizer category at the 2012 Denver Chili Fest.

I first made these with mild chiles – not worth doing because you
can’t really taste the chiles. You need medium hot or hot for these
appetizers to be memorable. You will also notice I included cheese
as optional. I made some with cheese and some without – they
seem to be equally good either way. As with the chiles, you need
sharp cheese or you can’t tell there is any cheese at all.

I first tried cutting the dough in triangles. It was a pain and didn’t
look that great. Rectangles for both the dough and the chiles
seemed easiest and looked most attractive.

These do take a little time to assemble, but they sure end up
cute and convenient to serve and eat.

Chile Smokie Bites
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Yummy flavorful little bites - perfect for parties
Serves: 12
  • 1 14 oz package Hillshire Lit'l Smokies
  • 1 8 oz can Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 4 whole medium hot or hot green chiles
  • (about ½ cup, or 4 oz)
  • optional: 4 slices of sharp Tillamook cheese (presliced)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay out the 4 chiles on a cutting board and cut each into strips about 1" x 1½".
  3. Open the can of dough and gently unroll it on a cutting board so it makes a big rectangle. Use a knife to mark off sections as a guide - then cut the dough into strips about 4 inches long and ½ inch wide.
  4. If you are using cheese, cut the slices into strips about ½ inch wide and 1 inch long. I made half the batch with cheese and half without for variety.
  5. For each strip of dough, put a strip of chile down on one end , then a piece of cheese (if desired), then a lit'l smokie. Roll up and press the end of the dough together with other dough wrapped around the smokie so it holds together.
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet. If using cheese, make sure the cheese side faces up. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and serve.
You can assemble these ahead of time, cover them with
plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for a few hours.
Be sure to bake them immediately before serving.



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