BBQ isn’t just for brisket. How about kicking up the flavor of your next Deviled Egg project? These BBQ Bacon Football Deviled Eggs will be a hit for your next tailgating party. Western in flavor with your favorite Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub.
Thanks to Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q sauces for sponsoring my post and providing me with product. All opinions are my own.
Tailgating is a uniquely American tradition…a practice of gathering, eating and drinking before ones favorite team heads into battle. Tailgating has gotten pretty involved. No longer just sitting on the back of your pickup with a sandwich and a beer, parties have become elaborate entertaining affairs, all taking place in ones parking space.
Thanks to Stubb’s and their rubs and sauces, making exciting food to the parking lot just got a lot easier.
People Go Crazy Over Deviled Eggs
Are there ever enough deviled eggs? I’m asked repeatedly to bring my family recipe of classic deviled eggs to about any gathering we’re invited to. Within minutes of the plate hitting the table, they disappear…that quickly.
I don’t particularly subscribe to the theory that the simple classic mixture of mayo and mustard is the end all. I’ve been wanting to play around with some unique flavor combos, and this is a perfect opportunity to do so.
But What’s In-em?
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce, bacon, sour cream and some BBQ rub seasoning for garnish, and you’ve got a perfect football tailgating appetizer. Especially using bacon to decorate those little eggs to look like little footballs. Fun and festive.
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce provided a perfect and flavorful western-style glaze for baked bacon. And their Bar-B-Q Rub a killer garnish to finish the flavor profile. The deviled eggs are seasoned with spicy mustard, sour cream and mayo. With some fine minced pieces of that Stubb’s Glazed BBQ Bacon added to the mixture, these Western style, football themed BBQ Deviled Eggs are layered with your favorite flavors.
How Do I get the Bacon to Do That?
With a very sharp knife. After preparing the bacon according to directions below, take a very sharp knife and cut the meaty party of the bacon into thin strips. And I mean as thin as you can get them. The bbq sauce will keep the bacon somewhat soft enough to be slice-able. It’s tedious, but the end result is a fun appetizer. In the end you’ve got a good football game day appetizers. Perfect for your upcoming Super Bowl Party finger foods.
Save the strips that were successfully thin and perfect to decorate those eggs and chop the rest for the egg mixture. Please know that this will take a little time to decorate these eggs.
- 10 Large Eggs Hard boiled
- 1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
- 2 Tablespoon Spicy Mustard
- 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
- 4 slices Thick Cut Bacon
- 1 Tablespoon Smoked Brown Sugar or regular brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce
- Stubbs BBQ Rub for garnish
Lay the bacon on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the smoked brown sugar on the bacon. Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove bacon from oven, drain fat and with a pastry brush, brush the bacon with the Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce. Return to oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until starting to crisp. You don't want the bacon too crispy or it will be hard to dice and slice.
When bacon is done, remove from pan and let rest on paper towels.
Meanwhile, hard boil the eggs. Shell and slice eggs in half. Separating the yolks from the whites. Place whites on a plate and yolks in a bowl.
With a fork, blend the mustard, sour cream, sugar, mayo and salt and pepper with the eggs yolks. Taste and adjust for flavor.
With a very sharp knife, slice the bacon as thin as you can. These strips will be used for the football lace decorations. Fine dice about 3 tablespoons of the bacon and add to the egg yolk mixture.
Fill the egg white shells with the egg yolk mixture. Decorate the tops of the eggs with the strips of bacon making a lace pattern. Sprinkle with Stubbs BBQ seasoning.
This extreme tailgating recipe using Stubb’s is great for game day with family and friends. Stubb’s founder, C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield, had his own take on extreme tailgating when he cooked chili on an army tank tailpipe in Korea.
For almost 50 years Stubb’s has been perfecting the flavors and quality of their sauces, rubs and marinades.
Stubb’s bold flavors come from ingredients like tomatoes, peppers, spices and molasses, and never high fructose corn syrup, which is the number one ingredient in most national BBQ sauce brands.
Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q was founded by C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield almost 50 years ago in Austin, Texas, and his picture appears on every Stubb’s sauce, marinade and rub, all available in grocery stores nationwide
Looking for more football food ideas? How about this dip appetizer recipe straight from John Elway’s Restaurant in Denver:
BBQ Bacon Football Deviled Eggs …They’re what’s for your next Tailgating Party.