I’ll be honest, I experimented a little with this recipe after a friend shared it with me on Facebook. It looked simple enough and was a new twist on a classic dish, Deviled Eggs.
The slight difference was peeling the eggs and letting them set in BBQ sauce before eventually cutting them in half and making the egg filling.
For this recipe I was looking to spice it up a bit, so I used a spicy BBQ sauce to marinade the eggs in and finished it off with a candied bacon bit topping. One thing of note, the longer you leave the eggs in the sauce, the greater the chance they become a little rubbery. Most likely due to the vinegar in the sauce, so watch your timing. You shouldn’t need more than a few hours to let the BBQ sauce flavor penetrate the egg.
I cheated by using the oven for the eggs, but you can certainly use a smoker or grill to make hard boiled eggs.
Here you go, Spicy BBQ Deviled Eggs.
For the filling:
For the Candied Bacon:
Peel the hard boiled eggs and place in a container that can hold them all and cover with BBQ Sauce, set aside
Make the bacon
- Set oven to 350F
- On a wire rack, place the bacon strips and cover both sides with brown sugar and Fire For Effect
- Once the oven is ready, put the bacon in for approximately 15 minutes. No need for flipping.
- After 15 minutes remove from the oven and let cool.
Prep the Eggs - after about 1 hour remove the eggs from the sauce and slice them in half lengthwise
Empty the yolks in a separate bowl and add all of the filling ingredients. Mix well until you get a paste
Spoon the filling into each of the egg halves
Chop up the candied bacon and place on top of the filling
Serve or refrigerate up to 8 hours.