Serve the unexpected with Tex Mex Spicy Deviled Eggs. It’s a twist on the classic recipe with cheddar cheese, jalapeno, and chipotle powder. South of the Border never tasted so good!
The Tex Mex obsession has been around since the 1970’s, and the love of this delicious cheesy and spicy combination shows no sign of slowing.
💡So what is Tex-Mex?
Tex Mex’s key characteristics include the heavy use of cheese, cumin, chili powder, and beef. Tex-Mex food is rooted in Texas’s Tejano culture (Texans of Spanish or Mexican heritage who lived in Texas before it became a republic) and also Mexican immigrants who came largely from Northern Mexico.
Ingredients for Tex Mex Spicy Deviled Eggs
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Yellow Mustard
- Cheddar Cheese
- Chipotle Powder
- Green Onions
👍How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
To make really good deviled eggs, the eggs have to be cooked just until the yolks are hard, but still bright yellow. There are different methods to boil eggs and even the best cooks have different opinions on which is best. Over the years, I have found that boiling the eggs in salted water is still my favorite method. Here’s how to do it.
- Fill a medium to large pot 3/4 full of water. Add 2 TBSP table salt. Carefully place the eggs in the bottom of the pot, making sure they are in a single layer and not crowded (touching).
- Heat the pot to boiling, allow the eggs to boil for 8 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat, dump out boiling water and refill the pot with cold water. Set the pot in the sink and allow the cold water to run over the eggs until the eggs are cool enough to handle (but still warm).
- One at a time, place the egg on it’s side on a hard surface, tap until the shell is cracked all over, then roll the egg beneath your palm on the hard surface, back and forth several time, to loosen the shell. Peel – the shell should come off easily in strips.
Deviled Eggs have always been a favorite with my boys. In grade school they loved them with just mayo and mustard. As the boys grew up, (along with their taste buds) I started adding things like dill and a little horseradish.
These Tex Mex Spicy Deviled Eggs have stepped it up just a little more, with the addition of jalapeno and chili pepper spice to the basic recipe. The eggs are spicy, but still kid friendly! They’re also a super dish to serve with classic no-peel potato salad and grandma’s southern baked beans.
Be the hero of your next potluck by bringing Tex Mex Spicy Deviled Eggs. They are a super alternative to a bowl of potato salad or beans.
Tex Mex Spicy Deviled Eggs
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MAKE HARD BOILED EGGS:
- Place eggs in bottom of large saucepan filled with salted water. Water should cover eggs at least 2-inches above eggs surface. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and continue to boil for 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and drain eggs in pot. Run cold water over the eggs, dumping water and refilling several times to stop the cooking process.
MAKE EGG FILLING:
- When eggs are cool enough to handle, peel eggs
- Cut eggs in half, crosswise. Remove the yolks and place in a small bowl.
- Using a fork, mash the egg yolks. Stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and salt, mixing until smooth. Add the cilantro and jalapeno, stirring until well blended.
- Transfer the yolk mixture into a plastic pastry bag or food storage bag with a hole cut into one corner and pipe the yolk mixture into the egg white halves. You will need a fairly large opening so the cilantro and jalapeno don't get stuck. (You can spoon into the egg white halves if you prefer)
- Sprinkle the eggs with cheddar cheese and dust with chipotle powder. Garnish with green onion slices.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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Post updated 6/28/2020