Chorizo Sweet Potato Tortilla Bites

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Chorizo sweet potato tortilla bites are the perfect bite sized appetizers for Cinco de Mayo! These gluten free appetizers are a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola!

#SundaySupper is having a Tapas Party! Pour a glass of sangria, make a bunch of small plates, and travel to Spain with us by exploring this collection of over 40 tapas recipe, including my twist on a classic Spanish tapas recipe, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites.

Spanish Chorizo Sweet Potato Tortilla Bites

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I finally came clean to my husband.

I’m in Orlando for the weekend for the Food Wine Conference. I wanted to attend all along, but due to circumstances originally  didn’t think I would be able to make it. Well, then I got a big surprise. As was announced last night, I won the Famous Idaho Potatoes Poutine Recipe Contest with my Buffalo Chicken Poutine on Potato Waffles. I totally had to be there! But I wanted to make things as easy on The Hubby, so I booked a late flight home on Sunday in order to be able to take the kids to school on Monday. I wasn’t thrilled about this late flight, but I was going to do it.

Then I found out that not only were we having a virtual #SundaySupper tapas party, but after the conference were were going to have a live tapas party at Tapa Toro in Orlando. The “afterparty” the past two years has been so much fun, and this year we are integrating the #SundaySupper theme and Twitter party into the gathering that I really wanted to be part of the festivities.

But I totally played on his inclinations towards doing what makes the most sense for safety and practicality. And after a super busy and exhausting weekend, having a flight with a scheduled arrival time of 11:30pm, hoping it is on time, waiting for my luggage, taking the shuttle to the parking deck, and driving an hour home was neither safe nor practical. He immediately blocked his calendar to get the boys to school Monday morning so that I could get a flight the next morning. Much safer. Much more practical.

And it meant that I would be able to attend the party!

OK, I did tell him about the event, but initially I might have twisted the truth just a teensy bit, just like I twisted a traditional Spanish tapas recipe…

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites - a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

Chorizo Sweet Potato Tortilla Bites are a tasty spin on classic Tortilla Espanola, which is essentially a crustless quiche or the Spanish version of a frittata.  Typically, they are made with eggs and potatoes, maybe some cheese, and occasionally chorizo. The tortilla is usually cut into small wedges, and can be served hot or at room temperature.

Well, I loves me some chorizo, so there was no way I was skipping that, and I thought it would be fun to swap the potatoes for sweet potatoes. I love adding a slightly sweet flavor to balance the smoky, spicy, bold flavor of the chorizo. Then a nice handful of Manchego cheese adds that sharp, salty element, though if you can’t get your hands on Manchego, you can always use parmesan, pecorino, or a good sharp white cheddar. Bake it in a large baking dish, cut it into bites, and you have a ton of tapas!

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites - a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

Finally, I made a simple Greek yogurt dip with just a bit of smoked paprika and hot sauce. This is totally optional, but it adds a nice, cool, creamy element that enhances the flavors already in the tortilla.

If you are having a tapas party or serving it as an appetizer, you can cut the big tortilla into little cubes, but this also makes a fabulous breakfast or brunch dish too!

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites - a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites

A sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 6 oz Spanish chorizo cured spiced pork sausage, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 lb sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 9 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup finely shredded Manchego or extra sharp white Cheddar cheese

For the optional dipping sauce:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray or grease a 13- by 9-inch baking pan or dish.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet (I used cast iron) over medium-high heat.
  • Add red onion, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cook about 6 minutes, or until the onions are softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the chorizo and cook another 4-5 minutes, or until starting to brown.
  • Reduce heat to medium, then stir in sweet potatoes and cover the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, Greek yogurt, cheese, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle chorizo and sweet potato mixture over eggs (some pieces will stick out).
  • Bake about 18-22 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
  • Cool slightly in the pan, then cut into about 1 or 1 1/2 inch cubes. (about 24 total servings)
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature with optional dipping sauce.

For the optional dipping sauce:

  • Add ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined. Season to taste.

Notes

Adapted from epicurious.
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4185IU84%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this Chorizo Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites recipe!

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites - a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites - a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites - a sweet, smoky, spicy twist on the classic Spanish tapas recipe, tortilla Espanola. | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free

16 Comments
  1. I LOVE your idea to use sweet potato! And Manchego cheese is one of my favorites. I’d love to make a vegetarian version of this leaving out the chorizo.

  2. Tortilla is one of my favorites and I love chorizo as well, so the combination is one I know will be tasty (and sweet potato is a favorite too). Sounds delicious!

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