Bacon Deviled Eggs

So normally I post recipes and only have the opinion of my local friends to go on if they taste good.  They are the ones who get me delivering food to try before I post it so I know I won’t steer you wrong.  I don’t know if that is the safest, as I do have nice friends and they may be biased to make me feel better.  I doubt it, but just in case, I made this recipe for some of the most highly respected names in the Paleo Community as well as Best-Selling Cookbook Authors.  So know this, before you make this that The Food Lover’s Kitchen, The Fat Burning Man, Alyson Bridge, The Free-Range Human, and Pastured Kitchen all inhaled these when I made them.  They couldn’t see it, but I was doing a happy dance on the inside as it was the ultimate compliment.  So go on and make great things, like this recipe with confidence that you will love it.

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So as most of you know if you read my emails or blog, I have had some significantly life changing events happen recently.  Well today I signed on the dotted line to finalize my medical separation from the United States Marine Corps.  I have sustained many injuries over the course of 12 years and they became too much to continue my service at my once highest caliber.  This is both a scary and exciting time for me and I am ready to face the road ahead.  It is crazy for me to think that my entire adult life I have been doing the same job all over the world, but the time has come for a change.  That door closed but I will be opening many more and I appreciate all your love and support as always.  This website will be my full time passion, so get ready to see even more of me.  I look forward to only getting better for you.  All I ask of you, is to just please keep visiting, sharing my photos and recipes and telling people about the amazing Banana Bread and Pulled Pork.

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Bacon Deviled Eggs
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
Instructions
Hard Boiled Eggs
  1. My amazing friend and mentor Nom Nom Paleo has done an amazing series on how to boil the perfect egg, so use her reference HERE
Deviled Eggs
  1. Once your eggs are cooled, evenly cut them in half the long way and using a spoon gently remove the yolks to a large mixing bowl
  2. Set your eggs aside on a plate
  3. Add your diced avocado, bacon fat, franks red hot sauce, about 2/3's of your bacon and sea salt to the egg yolks in the bowl
  4. Mix well by hand or use a hand mixer if your lazy like me
  5. Once well blended, using a spoon, gently fill your eggs with your egg yolk avocado mixture
  6. Move to a serving plate and sprinkle with the remainder of your bacon bits and garnish with paprika
  7. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve and enjoy
Notes
You can substitute the bacon fat with duck fat, beef tallow, or any other fat of your choice.

 

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131 Comments

  1. I first made these for my husband, because he hates traditional deviled eggs (the mustard, mostly) and LOVES bacon. I subbed 2 teaspoons of sriracha for the Frank’s. Once I tasted them, I made another batch for me! With far less hot sauce (I’m a spice wimp), but a little bit of mustard.

    Brilliant! I’ll definitely be bringing these to parties in the future. Thanks for sharing!

  2. George,

    I couldn’t think of a better classic dish to include in my Labor Day picnic recipes lineup. mangiapaleo.com/15-paleo-labor-day-menu-recipes
    I mean, bacon fat? C’mon! It’s perfect. ;)

    Ps. I still make your pumpkin cookies religiously when it’s not even autumn. And I’m not ashamed. Thanks for your recipes and inspiration!

  3. This was horrible. Egg leaked out leaving pockets of air in the shell. They weren’t at all easy to peel. It was pretty well a waste. I wouldn’t recommend.

  4. I did a test run of these guys last night. So good! Since I was just testing, and only using 2 eggs instead of 6, I skipped the avocado & hot sauce, used chemical-free turkey bacon (just what I had on hand), and olive oil instead of bacon fat (because turkey bacon just doesn’t make much grease). They were really tasty, & even my picky-eater husband approved highly! Going to make a full batch next time, with the avocado added in, & hot sauce on the side. (Hubby loves it, I don’t.)

    1. I agree. I followed the recipe exactly and it is crazy salty. I had a few others try and we were all in agreement that these were too salty to eat. I think the recipe could be good if reduced. I’d just go by taste next time.

  5. These are a few of my favorite things…lala!! Thank you very much for sharing your recipes and for inspiring me to serve my family great WhOLE food!!

  6. Hrm, I’m considering making these for a potluck this weekend (you’re my secret weapon when it comes to potluck contributions), but I’m wondering how far ahead of time you can make these? Since avocados discolor so quickly, do you think the egg-yolk mixture would look brown and ugly if I made them a day ahead of time? Or is there not enough avocado for it to make a big difference?

    Thanks!
    Jo

  7. These are absolutely delicious!!!! I would probably omit the salt next time. A lil too saltywhen you eat half the batch. I think the bacon that I use(Costco) is salty enough.

  8. Well I was perusing paleo sites to find something to take to my family reunion this weekend. I’m the only Paleo-ite (??) in the family and everyone has to bring a dish to share. Naturally I wanted to bring something that I could eat (since there won’t be much there that I can) but that will also fool everyone else. Based on the drool on my chin, and all the rave reviews, I think I just found the winner!
    I may have to make a test batch tonight… you know, just to be sure they’re delicious ;)

    Thanks for everything you do! This Paleoite couldn’t survive without all of these amazing recipes!

      1. George, these are brilliant! The test run was a success. So delicious – and pretty darn easy too.
        Only change I made was adding a bit of dijon – mainly b/c I have an open jar of it and am trying to be sure it doesn’t go to waste :)
        Thank you!! Thank you!!

  9. Today is the second time I’ve made these and, once again, they did not disappoint! I didn’t have frank’s this time though so I used home made sriracha (nom nom paleo). I don’t know whether I prefer the franks but I’ve even on a bit of a sriracha binge lately. Thank you for coming up with yummy, healthy food for me and my family!

  10. Made these today as a test… my husband doesn’t like mayo (I know, right? Crazy!) so he never eats Deviled Eggs. He LOVED these. And so did my 5 year old son. And so did I. We may have a fight over who gets to eat them. :-)

  11. Just made these for our BBQ tonight and they are amazing! The best deviled eggs I’ve made and I can’t wait to serve them up. First I have to keep my husband from eating them all! Thanks for the simple, creative and delicious recipes.

  12. These are fantastic! I made them for guests last week and they loved them. I’ll make them again — and often!

  13. GEORGE! These eggs! OMG. These might be the best thing I’ve ever made from your site…but IDK. There are just too many amazing recipes.

    I made them for a party and tripled the recipe. Needless to say, they were inhaled by all of my (non-paleo) guests.

    Thank you for all of your great recipes and keep doing what you are doing. You have great talent!

  14. I have been trying all morning to order the ebooks bundle…and it is saying “out of stock”…Help please!
    Thanks,
    Claire

  15. I made these recently for a paleo potluck and everyone loved them. I would have made more but only 8/12 eggs peeled right… I’ve literally tried every method and some still stick to the shell. Oh well, I ate the mistakes :)

    1. The secret to peeling eggs is after they are boiled, pour off some of the hot water and fill pan with ice cubes and let set for about 10-15 minutes. Then peel. The shells will not stick to the egg when you do this. A home-ec teacher in high school showed us this trick and I have been using it for years.

  16. AMAZING! Served these today, everyone LOVED them! These eggs will be a regular for bringing to things for sharing! Thank you!

  17. OMG. I just made a double batch (with a little garlic and onion powder and a splash of vinegar) and they are almost gone. I doubt they will last the night. Thank you! So yummy!

  18. Hi,
    I love your recipes, thank you for sharing. I made the deviled eggs… yummy. The only thing I’ll change next time is the amount of salt. Probably use 1/4 teaspoon as they were so salty.
    Joan

  19. Hi George!
    I finally had time to make these last night, and I wanted you to know that they are making for fine breakfast this morning! YUM!
    Jami

  20. Just made these with the free range eggs I got from the farm this morning and I gotta say they were eggcellent, thanks for the recipe! The wife suggested we add a little mustard next time to give it a little more zing.
    Let NomNom know that it’s definitely true, the fresh eggs were way harder to peel than the one old egg I used.

  21. You are a genius!!! I absolutely cannot stand the yolk of an egg, it makes me sick, until now!!! I made these last night and I ate all of them! They are absolutely amazing!!! This is the ONLY way I will eat an egg yolk! George you are a genius when it comes to creating recipes!

    These will be a staple at all holiday functions throughout the year!!!

  22. You are one of my 5 year old son’s personal heroes. You cook meat, and you’re a Marine. He has been declaring he’s going to grow up to be a Marine, since he was six months old. Good luck with the next phase of your life.

  23. George,

    Thank you for your years of service to our country as well as the commitment you have made to the paleo community. Your blog has been an inspiration for me on many a difficult day to stay the course to heal my broken body due to my lifelong poor eating habits, so thank you for making a difference in my life. Bacon has always been my favorite food and I can remember helping my grandparents butcher waiting for fresh uncured bacon to be cooked. Who knew that I loved pork belly before it became such a hot item. I love to make cabbage stuffed with bacon, cauliflower rice, tomatoes, and spices that are baked then fried in bacon fat right at the end. Also love bacon and pork rind coated fried green tomatoes. Bacon goes with everything!!! Oh made these eggs today and they were FANTASTIC!!

  24. I just made these with the last of the eggs from Resurrection Sunday. Other than they were inhaled by the hungry hoards, the favorite comment was, MOM! we have green eggs and ham. Yah, there are comedians in every crowd and they are all mine. Keep us posted on your new adventures. The lesson you are teaching my kids can not be replaced.
    Hugs form Tehachapi

  25. Here’s to new beginnings! I have had many career changes! Great for learning! My favorite use of bacon is in bouef bourginon or any beef stew. Adds a great depth of flavour. Great to fry bacon first but not crispy and then brown the beef pieces in the bacon fat. Chop the bacon and add it to the stew pot (I use my crockpot) along with the browned beef. Add other ingredients. Going to make some now!

  26. Yum!! your recipe looks good! ONE of my favorite uses for bacon-since we love bacon there are many–but cut a strip of bacon in 1/2. wrap around a little smokie. put on a broiler pan. pack a box of brown sugar over the bacon wrapped smokies and bake them. they come out with the sugar glazed on them and ooooooh so good-hubby calls them liquid gold

  27. Baconnaise is my favorite use for bacon grease, and bacon wrapped chicken thighs is a family favorite. I must say your bacon gauc eggs will be made tonight! Thank you for your service, and I hope the next 12 years will be equally fullfilling!

  28. I get chocolate chip waffles and spread them with curry peanut butter and add LOTS of bacon. It’s a wonderful savory/sweet sandwich!

  29. Great recipe! My favorite way to use bacon is Eat the fattiest bacon I can find & fry green tomatoes in the grease!

  30. Bacon in my chili is my fav way to use bacon, it gives a nice even savory flavor with a hint of smoke that sets of the taste!

  31. Eggs and bacon. Bacon in salads. Bacon wrapped around a spinach and feta stuffed chicken breast, bacon on top of a burger, bacon on top of jalapeño poppers, BLT just doubly wrapped in lettuce, 85% dark chocolate and bacon…….. Bacon is just fabulous on almost anything.

  32. Two weeks ago I wanted to try something new and my sweet tooth was asking for something original. I made homemade bacon/maple syrup/pecan coconut fat ice cream. WOW!!!…. Best “ice cream” I’ve ever made. I mixed two cans of organic coconut fat, 2 eggs, 8 slices of chopped bacon, 1/2 cup of maple syrup, and a handful of pecans in my ice cream maker. I set the ice cream maker outside since it was unseasonably cold and in 30 minutes I dove into bliss. The combination of bacon, which needs no suitor, and maple syrup (sweet and salty) was amazing. I begrudgingly shared my creation with my wife, daughter and son in law and we ate the 1/2 gallon in minutes. Just the memory of eating it is making my mouth water. Bacon…. It’s what’s for dinner… and lunch… and breakfast… and dessert…

  33. My favorite use for Bacon is to wrap dates with a half a slice and bake them. It’s like the best candy ever!

  34. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe! It’s now an item on my Sunday meal this week. It’s so hard to choose just one recipe containing bacon because we eat it everyday in this household. I make my husbands breakfasts for the week and pre-portion it out into Tupperware. His request is that it ALWAYS has bacon in it. What left of his big scrambles are what my 1 year, my 17 year old foster son and I eat in the mornings. We usually have 2 or 3 Paleo salads with dinners a week too. Our foster son was leery about eating Paleo but now when we have cheat days he says he can’t wait to eat healthy the next day. He has even felt a difference in the way it makes him feel. So, thanks for sharing recipes like these (especially ones with our favorite…… Bacon!!!) so I can spice things up in the kitchen. I’d have to say if you are going to make me pick one favorite bacon dish it would have to be bacon or prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Yummy!!!

  35. I tried to think of something original, to catch your eye… like broiled bacon wrapped water chestnuts, with pineapple. But to me, the very best way to eat bacon is after you’ve made your bacon and eggs, pancakes, BLTAs, etcetera. That last slice of bacon, on the paper towel always tastes the best.

  36. I like the bacon…all the time…with everything…and I like to dip it in Grade B pure Maple Syrup…

    1. Quick and Easy Yummy Appetizers..
      Bacon
      Crabmeat
      pepper
      lemon juice
      toothpicks
      Wrap crabmeat in 1/3 slice bacon..roll and toothpick together..
      Put in frying pan..sprinkle with pepper
      Cook until bacon done..Splash w/ lemon and remove..and chow…:)

  37. OMG!!! These are fantastic!!! I’ve been looking for ways to use the eggs that my kids colored for Easter, but I just couldn’t find a deviled egg recipe that I was fond of. Whipped these babies up (after a 6.5 mile walk this morning), and had them along with a baked sweet potato and some roasted asparagus for breakfast. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    My favorite use for bacon…..just eating it fried up stovetop style (baking it is good too). My kids have started devouring bacon. And my 5 1/2 year old said a few days ago that he could eat 100 pieces of bacon. I believe him!!!

  38. I make a bacon weave.

    Season with dry rub and bbq sauce.

    Pack the weave with sausage.

    Roll like sushi.

    Coat with more bbq sauce.

    Bake over coals for two hours.

    Cut into patties.

    More bbq sauce.

    Feast like a Viking.

  39. Favorite use for bacon?

    …eating it. Eating it *so* hard!

    What, more specific? Um… wrapped around jalapenos which were filled with pineapple and cream cheese. *cough* I said it was my favorite, not that it was um… the paleo-iest! ;)

  40. This recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try it. Bacon makes everything better, especially chicken. We love bacon avocado chicken.

  41. Good luck in your new career path, that is very exciting!

    Here’s one of my favorite recipes with bacon, it is called Skillet Cabbage and Beef with Bacon
    1/2 pound bacon
    1 pound ground beef
    small onion, diced
    green bell pepper, diced
    1/2 bag shredded coleslaw
    10 oz can of diced tomatoes and green chiles
    1/2 cup of water
    2 teaspoons of garlic salt
    1 tablespoon oregano
    2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

    Cook 1/2 pound sliced bacon (1 inch strips) until crisp.
    Remove bacon with slotted spoon. Add 1 lb ground beef,
    1 small diced onion, 1 diced Green Bell pepper.
    Saute until beef is browned. Drain well. Return bacon to skillet
    with beef. Add 1/2 bag of shredded coleslaw (I use the whole bag),
    1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, 1/2 cup water, 2 tsp of garlic
    salt, 1 tablespoon oregano and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.
    Stir well; bring to boil. Then simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring
    occasionally. Remove from heat.

  42. Ah… Bacon goes on everything in my book! How about bacon covered bacon, Deep fried in bacon grease, wrapped in a bacon encrusted bacon sandwich, with a nice bacon salad?

    Lol

    Bacon.

  43. My favorite use of bacon is to cook it, but to save the grease and use it to cook other ingredients of whatever dish it is going into, in. Hope that makes sense. But I find the depth of the bacon can really be harnessed the best when you don’t only use the actual bacon, but you saute other key ingredients in the grease!! Anyway – THAT is my favorite use of bacon, even though it is a broad umbrella – but isn’t bacon a broad ingredient? Hope this helps! Thanks so much!!

  44. Favorite use for bacon: as a charcuterie facial? LOL! (I totally stole that from an episode of the Balanced Bites podcast, but I found it hysterically funny at the time.). Seriously, though, I love it crumbled on top of eggs baked in tomato cups. Although I’m sure this recipe will be my #1 favorite after I try it this weekend. Mmmmmmm. Bacon.

  45. I made deviled eggs for my husband and son all the time, but I’m going to try these next time. I was already considering replacing the mayo with avocado and seeing if they’d like them…add some bacon and what could be better?

    Of course I just like bacon right out of the oven…it’s better than chocolate!

  46. We had just boiled some eggs when I read your post, and so instead of making deviled eggs our usual way, we tried these instead.

    Got a thumbs up from all the kids and dh too!

  47. I made a batch of these this morning, using this recipe as the base and I also added a carmelized shallot and some roasted garlic cloves into the mix…SO good! Thank you for the recipe!

  48. George,

    I just wanted to write and say THANK YOU for your service. While I know many people that have served, I never have. Being a nurse, there was a time in history when I would not have been given a choice in the matter. For a while, I received several solicitations (for lack of a better word at the moment) from the army and navy. I have never had the desire to enlist – mostly because I’m chicken and didn’t want to be far from my family and friends. That and I have a temper, with a mouth to go with it at times – didn’t think that would work well in the military.

    So, after my babbling, I wanted to thank you for choosing to serve, so those of us that prefer not do can stay home and persue our dreams. I appreciate the sacrifices you make when choosing this. I appreciate your courage – something I’m in short supply of sometimes. So thank you, thank you, thank you. A big hand shake and hug sent your way.

  49. Mouth. Is. Watering. I cant wait to make these!
    I also wanted to saw congratulations on your new direction in life and I know you will meet the challenge head on! Now that you have all of this time to dedicate to the website, have you thought of doing a podcast? Ive heard your interviews on Fat Burning Man and Live Love Eat and I loved listening to both! Your story and passion are so inspirational that it motivated me to dedicate my energy toward self love and making my diet 100% paleo. Thank you for all that you do!

  50. Dearest George,
    Your words have touched me at the core. I am so proud of what you have done for this amazing country we are blessed to live in and so proud of the choice you have made. I’m sure it was not an easy one. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your service.
    I am so excited to see what this next chapter in your life brings! Our little Paleo Bistro is a new chapter in my life (my baby turned six months old two days ago), and while change can be frightening, it’s also great way to start fresh. I wish you the best as you step through this new door in your life.
    Thanks for everything you do, and for all the great food ideas and health you bring to so many! I really hope to meet you some day face to face so that I can shake your hand.
    Now as for this new recipe…looks so good. I’ve been looking for a new and fresh way to make deviled eggs! YUM!
    Jami

  51. Hello George,

    As you can tell by my email, I’m a veteran as well. ;-) I’m writing to, of course, thank you for your many years of self-sacrifice, but also to encourage you to always stay in touch with your VA! Make sure you have your ducks in a row before your separation…make sure you get that 100% service connection!! I’m not only a veteran, but I serve veterans. I’m an RN at the VA in Palo Alto. PLEASE, if you ever have any questions, let me know. I work in an office with 2 other nurses, 3 doctors, a social worker and a psychologist. Dude…if we can’t help you…then I bet we have the extension of someone who can! :D

    Oh…and we just boiled eggs this morning, so we’ll be making these awesome looking eggs tonight!

  52. These look delicious. Can’t wait to try them this weekend. I wish you good luck with the next chapter of your life. I think it will be exciting and rewarding for you! And I’m being totally selfish here… But I think it will be great for all of us that visit your site, like reading your posts, and love your recipes. Thank you, George!!

  53. Little tip I learned from my mother for filling deviled eggs easily:
    Scoop your egg mixture into the corner of a sandwich baggie. Cut the corner of the bag (think pastry bag) and squeeze out the filling into your eggs.

  54. George, I am so going to make these on Sunday! I am salivating just thinking about them :-)
    I made your Banana Pumpkin Bread last weekend. It was so good, I couldn’t stop eating and forgot to take a picture for you.

    Best of luck in your new life and adventure!

  55. George,
    Good luck in your non military career and thank you for your service. You are a great asset to the paleo community. Keep up the good work.

  56. mmm. That looks delicious. I always make my mayo-based salads with avocado in a pinch. Add bacon and heat– then it becomes the better option. Great recipe. Good luck with your next step, George! I know this must have been a difficult decision, but you are headed in the right direction with Civilized Caveman. Looking forward to many more bacon configurations =)

  57. Wonderful recipe! Good luck in your life. I am old enough to have learned that you are likely to have more than one “new” life as you go along. I hope they are all good.

  58. Ohhhh!!! I’ve got to try your version with the hot sauce. I’m sure that gives it a nice kick. I recently posted bacon avocado deviled eggs but mine turned out more green. Lol.. And I’ve just shared your amazing Banana bread recipe. Seriously the best!

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