Tasty deviled egg recipe with a hint of smoky chipotle chilis.
Perfect For Brunch Or An Appetizer
Apart from quiche, deviled eggs are one of the most common things for brunch. But these chipotle chili deviled eggs can also double as an appetizer too.
There’s many ways to make these. You can go from classic to anything goes.
This deviled egg recipe is somewhere between a classic and an anything-goes variety. I got this idea after reading about the awesome deviled eggs served at La Grande Orange out in Pasadena California. I diligently searched for a recipe or even a copycat but didn’t find one. So from what I read from reviewers about key ingredients, I created my own version.
Bacon? But Of Course!
Apparently, the cafe serves these eggs with bacon “optional/” For me that’s a non-starter because bacon is a must.
There’s not much of it as it’s only place on these deviled eggs is a small piece on top of the yolks. From what I read, it’s not actually in the yolk mixture. I imagine that’s the case because it would present a problem when piping the yolk back into the white. This is what I did.
However, if you want more bacon (and who really doesn’t) flavor, then by all means add it to the yolk mixture and spoon that mixture into the white part instead of piping.
Chipotle Adds So Much
I’m a big fan of chipotle in any form I can get it.
In these eggs, it adds that subtle smokiness that blends so well with the bacon. Next time I make this, I’m going to dice up some chipotles and put them right in the yolk mixture–but in these I used chipotle chili powder in the mixture and dusted the tops with it.
In fact, there’s so many little things you can do to really take these deviled eggs to the next level so always add your own touch.
Chipotle Chili Deviled Eggs
- 6 jumbo eggs hard cooked
- 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
- 2 tbs pickle relish
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-4 tbs mayonnaise
- 1 slice bacon cooked to crisp and diced
- Carefully scoop yolks out of the eggs into a small bowl.
- Add the chili powder, mustard, relish garlic powder and salt. Mash well.
- Mix in the mayonnaise, starting with the lowest amount. Only add enough so the mixture holds together.
- Pipe or spoon equal amounts of the yolk mixture into each egg.