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Oh yes! Finally three of my favorite things in a single bite. The kick of jalapeno poppers. The creamy richness of deviled eggs. Crunchy smoky bacon. These jalapeno popper deviled eggs are easy to make, easy to eat and dangerously addicting. These aren’t your grandma’s deviled eggs (which are good, but hey, they need some spice!).
I could eat these all day long. In fact I’m making them again for this year’s Easter get-together. Several will disappear before they get to my sister-in-laws house so I will have to make plenty of extra. I will put up a little sign letting people know that they are spicy just in case. I don’t want to start a big family ruckus over someone accidentally eating these jalapeno popper deviled eggs and blaming me for not telling them that they have a little kick to them!
I absolutely stink (best word I could think of) when it comes to making boiled eggs. Hard or soft, doesn’t matter. I am egg challenged. So I picked up a little cheap egg cooker like the one below. This lil baby cranks out 6 eggs in about 15 minutes and they’re perfect each and every time! I don’t even feel bad any more that I just cannot make boiled eggs!
Also try my BBQ and no-boil deviled eggs. And for something even more different, and crazy delicious, make my creamed spinach deviled eggs! Grilled jalapeno popper dip is also a great crowd-pleaser. And hey, fried jalapeno popper bites? CRAZY GOOD!
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs
- Cook the bacon in a medium skillet until crunchy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Drain all but 1/2 tablespoon of the grease.
- Add one of the chopped jalapenos and the garlic. Saute until just starting to soften. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Cut eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a medium bowl.
- Add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon, vinegar, salt and cayenne. Mash together to combine. Add more mayonnaise if the mixture is too thick or dry.
- Stir in the half of the bacon and the sauteed jalapeno and garlic.
- Spoon or pipe the yolk mixture into the eggs.
- Garnish with the remaining bacon and the remaining chopped jalapeno and serve.
Nutritional values are approximate.