Forget the Barbecue Sauce Flavored Potato Chip Carbs.

Instead, enjoy hearty umami in the experience of healthy snacks with high protein found in eggs. If you are willing to try easy recipes and you enjoy barbecue sauces, try these pickled eggs. They make an excellent platter for the family reunion. Or take them along to the office. But don’t forget to include this offering for dinner served to the family. If you have a jar of them in the refrigerator, there is a good chance they won’t last long once the children find out what they taste like! Become a renowned chief without a complex kitchen!

As with the other egg recipes I have suggested trying, I again recommend looking into the options of the different value-added egg options of cage free eggsorganic eggs and pasture raised eggs.

Remember the soy-free egg option where the hens are fed no soy products, thus keeping clear of the dangers of soy estrogens that sometimes travel into the food chain of milk and eggs. Or, if you struggle with egg allergies, consider using duck eggs.

Hard cook your eggs and follow the easy to peel instructions where peeling a dozen or 2 of eggs should not take more than 5 minutes. Too often stressful egg peeling dampens the thought of preparing dishes that use hard boiled eggs. But peeling eggs can be so easy. And once you have mastered it, you can involve the whole family in making this umami rich, delightful recipe. Help children to learn to hard boil eggs and peel them effectively.

2 dozen hard-cooked, peeled eggs

¼ cup chili powder

¼ cup paprika

¼ cup cumin

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon celery salt

1 teaspoon celery salt

3 teaspoons salt

¾ cup all-natural liquid smoke

1 cup honey

1.5 cups vinegar

1 ¼ cup water

Place the 2 dozen eggs into a wide mouth gallon jar or other tall container. Combine all the other ingredients and mix well. Then pour the brine over the eggs. Additionally, you may want to use a small clean white cloth to keep the top eggs under the brine.

Refrigerate. You should move the eggs in the brine after several hours to create a full surface cover of color and flavor to the eggs. Then keep the eggs in the brine for a minimum of 24 hours before serving. You may continue storing them in the brine up to 10 days.

If you remove all the pickled eggs a few days after you created the brine, you may want to reuse the brine by adding another batch of fresh hard, cooked, and peeled eggs. Another batch may take a bit longer to flavor well, but they will still be very flavorful. Even a third batch can yield lovely tasting pickled eggs. You may want to add a teaspoon of salt each time you reuse the brine.

Place this pickled egg recipe with your easy recipes. Then, use it for a winter family reunion. Or remember to take them along to summer neighborhood picnics. Serve them at church dinners. They have mild, pleasant seasoning with a strong hint of barbecue sauce. Besides, they work great for finger foods!

Enjoy the health benefits of eating more healthy snacks. And yet, savor the flavor of a barbecue sauce for your umami satisfaction without ingesting all those sugary carbs. So then, raise your protein intake with these barbecue sauce-flavored eggs if you are on an egg diet or other keto diet to lose weight.

In conclusion, I hope you find these pickled eggs to be a delightful dish and one of the healthy snacks you will recommend to others. Enjoy, and best wishes to you for following this and other easy recipes such as this one. If you like to try a more unique pickled egg recipe, consider Elderberry Pickled Eggs with Raspberries. But don’t wait to try it until you are cooking for a family reunion. After all, home cooking is rewarding.

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