Homestead Hack: Pico de Gallo Deviled Eggs With A KICK!

by Texas Homesteader ~

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

Check out today’s Homestead Hack for ramping up the flavor of plain 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 our food offerings would be comprised only of finger foods.

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 our homestead hens are giving us lots of eggs these days.  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.

The next morning I peeled those eggs using my method for easier peeling for fresh boiled eggs.

Fresh eggs boiled and peeled. #TexasHomesteader

No-Mess Shortcut For Making Deviled Eggs

When the boiled eggs were cooled & peeled I cut them in half and scooped out the yolks.

Here’s a no-mess shortcut for making deviled eggs. In a zippered add deviled eggs ingredients:

    • Cooked Egg Yolks

    • Sweet Pickle Relish (I use homemade Pear Relish)

    • A dollop of mayo (I use my Homemade Mayonnaise)

    • A Light Squeeze of Prepared Mustard (if not using pear relish)

    • Salt / Pepper

Then remove the air and zip up the bag. Using your hands mash & squeeze the contents until they’re fully blended.  

Deviled Eggs - ingredients in zippered bag. #TexasHomesteader

Then cut a tiny section off the corner of the bag to ‘pipe’ the filling into the cooked and hollowed egg whites.

NO MESS!

I filled half of those prepared whites with our traditional deviled egg filling. 

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

But we want the other half  of our deviled eggs to have pico de gallo added for a spicy kick. 

Our Favorite Pico de Gallo Chopper

So 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

To the chopper RancherMan added the following Pico de Gallo ingredients:

    • Two roma tomatoes,

    • Half an onion,

    • One clove of garlic,

    • A fistful of cilantro

    • Small squirt of lime juice.

DANG we love this pico-making chopper!  We simply roughly cut the tomatoes in half, onion into quarters & dropped everything in, squeezing a lime for juice.

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

Garden Fresh Pico de Gallo uses fresh chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. #TexasHomesteader

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)

To make the other half of our deviled eggs spicy I stirred in a couple of healthy whoppin’ spoonfuls of pico de gallo into the remaining filling.

Then I piped the spicier filling into the remaining prepared egg whites. 

When all 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. 

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

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

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 jalapeno-spicy pico de gallo with a thin slice of fresh jalapeno. Those are the spicier ones for our guests who wanted a little kick! 

Pico de gallo deviled eggs - jalapeno slices- #TexasHomesteader

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!

~TxH~

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

  1. Michelle

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

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

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

      Reply
  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.

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    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~

      Reply
  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! 🙂

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    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~

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  4. Beth

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

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    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~

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    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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