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Huevos Diablo {Devil Eggs}

These surly, sassy chipotle-filled eggs are not your Mama's picnic eggs. Spiced up with pickled jalapenos and ancho chile powder; they are richer with the addition of Neuchatel or cream cheese and topped off with some smoked salt and smoked paprika. You won't want to share them.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword spicy deviled eggs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 half eggs
Calories 66kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • 6 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce Neufchatel Cheese or Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Pickled Jalapeno peppers , diced*
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Adobo sauce*^
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ancho chile powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sumac , ground**
  • Alderwood smoked salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Garnish: Smoked Paprika , 2 scallions (white and lower 2 inches of the green stalk) finely diced


  • Cut hard boiled eggs in half horizontally. Place yolks in a large in a small chopper or blender (note: the batch is too small for a food processor but I wanted to blend it in the same way a food processor would). Add all the other ingredients except the smoked salt and pepper (and garnish). Pulse until the mixture is fully mixed and smooth. Add the smoked salt (only a tiny bit is needed; it can become overpowering quickly) and pepper.
  • Spoon or pipe (with a pastry bag and star tip) into the egg white halves. Gently sprinkle with smoked paprika and sprinkle with diced scallions. Best served at room temperature. May be stored completely sealed in the refrigerator for a few days. Do not allow to sit out at hot temperatures due to the mayonnaise.


*If you don’t love ‘heat’ add a lesser amount and taste the egg mixture before deciding to add more. Pickled jalapenos can vary extremely with regard to their spiciness; I used a ‘hot’ variety but frankly it did not taste very hot to me.
^Adobo sauce is typically found with chipotle peppers canned. For gluten-free eaters be sure to read the ingredients. I have found wheat in some brands of Chipotle en Adobo.
**Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice which has a bright almost lemony flavor. You can look anywhere ethnic foods are sold for it.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg