Homestead Hack: Deviled Eggs With A KICK!

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Everyone loves deviled eggs it seems. But add some pico de gallo and you’ve got deviled eggs with a spicy KICK!

Check out today’s Homestead Hack for ramping up the flavor of deviled eggs.

Homestead Hack: Deviled eggs using pico de gallo to give them a kick. Give it a try, it's a delicious spicy twist on an old favorite! #TexasHomesteader

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Family Reunion Finger Food

Recently while hosting our annual RanchFest family reunion, RancherMan declared the meal would be comprised only of finger foods.

There would be smoked brisket sandwiches, chips/dips, veggie trays, stuffed bacon-wrapped jalapenos, fresh fruit trays, cheese/cracker trays and oh-so-much more!

Y’all know with our homestead hens we’re getting lots of eggs these days. Those hens of ours are certainly producing plenty. And I’d really like to put them to good use. 

Our free-range chickens provide many eggs. #TexasHomesteader

Since it’s a finger-foods feast I planned to make deviled eggs to go with our no-utensils-required cuisine.

But I didn’t want to make plain ole ordinary deviled eggs, oh no. This is RANCHFEST I wanted deviled eggs with a Texas KICK!

Making Deviled Eggs

I boiled up about a dozen eggs a day earlier and sat the cooled, cooked eggs in the fridge.

Then the morning of RanchFest I peeled those eggs using my method for easier peeling for fresh boiled eggs.

Then I cut them in half and scooped the yolks into a bowl.

Our Favorite Pico de Gallo Chopper

In the meantime RancherMan used our *manual pico-de-gallo maker to make up a batch of pico de gallo in minutes. (the secret is the shape of the blade on this model!)

Homestead Hack: Deviled eggs using pico de gallo to give them a kick. Give it a try, it's a delicious spicy twist on an old favorite! #TexasHomesteader

He used a couple of roma tomatoes, half an onion, a clove of garlic, a fistful of cilantro and a squirt of lime juice.

DANG we love this pico-making thing!  We simply roughly cut the tomatoes in half, onions in quarters & dropped everything in, squeezed a lime for juice.

Then we just gave it a few spins and BOOM! Homemade Pico de Gallo in minutes!

Pico de Gallo – Spicy Or Not?

We love spicy food, but not all of our guests do.

So RancherMan left the jalapeno out of this first batch so that the ramped-up deviled eggs would be palatable to all guests regardless of their tolerance for spiciness.

(Of course he made another batch & included the jalapeno for pico de gallo as it was MEANT to be! LOL)

Back to those deviled eggs. I mashed the cooked yolks in a bowl, stirred in a couple of healthy whoppin’ spoonfuls of pico de gallo until I liked the color.

Then I seasoned with salt, pepper & paprika and added just enough homemade mayonnaise to bind it all together.

Easier way to transfer deviled eggs into hollowed egg whites using a plastic bag with the corner cut away. #TexasHomesteader

I added the mixed filling into a plastic bag and snipped away the corner of the bag. This lets me fill those hollowed eggs with delicious filling in record time yet with NO MESS!

When the eggs were filled I sprinkled a little paprika on top for contrasting color. I like to top with a little fresh pico de gallo too.

Mama always said ‘Presentation is Half The Meal’, and mama’s always right!

Homestead Hack: Deviled eggs using pico de gallo to give them a kick. Give it a try, it's a delicious spicy twist on an old favorite! #TexasHomesteader

Identifying The Spicier Deviled Eggs

But how will I identify the spicier deviled eggs that include jalapenos? Easy!

I topped the deviled eggs containing the pico de gallo that included spicy chopped jalapeno with a thin slice of fresh jalapeno. Those are the spicier ones for our guests who wanted a little kick!

Everyone loves deviled eggs. It’s a great thing to bring for a covered dish. Deviled eggs are always gobbled up at any gathering when I’ve brought them.

But these more flavorful pico de gallo deviled eggs were the hit of the party!!

Homestead Hack: Deviled eggs using pico de gallo to give them a kick. Give it a try, it's a delicious spicy twist on an old favorite! #TexasHomesteader

Give it a try, it’s a delicious spicy twist on an old favorite!


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12 thoughts on “Homestead Hack: Deviled Eggs With A KICK!

  1. Michelle

    What a great spin on the old classic!
    I love pico!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      We’ve found it’s quite a nice flavor combination too Michelle – give it a try! ~TxH~

  2. Leigh

    My family would love these deviled eggs! Pinned! I’m going to try them out for the 4th of July. Deviled eggs are a staple for bbq’s at our house.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Us too Leigh, and since we have our own hens we also bring ’em to any covered dish we attend. They are always gobbled up in short order but these pico de gallo eggs are raved about. Thanks for the pin. ~TxH~

  3. Joan @ Late Bloomer Moms

    My hubby is all about spicy and I love the twist on these – he loves peppers and pico so I’ll have to try these. Pinned! 🙂

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      We love them Joan and it’s always a surprise to the diners when we show up with these. Definitely an interesting twist on an old fave. ~TxH~

  4. Beth

    We love deviled eggs AND spice – these sound amazing! Just pinned for the future. Thanks for sharing on Simply Natural Saturdays.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      We do too Beth, and these are so different than the same-ole, same-ole that everyone was gobbling them up. ~TxH~

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      They were certainly a hit at our gathering, Laurinda. I left some less spicy and really spiced up the rest. ~TxH~


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