Last Updated September 22nd, 2019 at 07:43 pm by Lisa
Hot Chili Pepper Pickled Eggs get their bright cheery color from yellow chili peppers, turmeric, and pickling spice. A fun easy recipe and a healthy protein-packed snack ready in 7 days!
Take a look at my original Spicy Pickled Egg recipe that became so wildly popular, I made this second recipe after so many of you asked for it!
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How To Make Hot Chili Pepper Pickled Eggs:
What Is The Best Way To Eat Pickled Eggs?
In pubs like Joe Jost’s in Long Beach California, pickled eggs are served with an icy cold mug beer, sprinkled with fresh cracked pepper, pretzel sticks, and a sandwich!
Joe Jost’s is a Long Beach institution, open since 1924 and one of the oldest continually operated taverns west of the Mississippi River.
How Long Until Pickled Eggs Are Ready To Eat?
Wait about 7 days, and your Hot Chili Pepper Pickled Eggs are ready to eat!
Always keep these pickled eggs cold in the refrigerator, eat within one month.
Try My Other Wildly Popular Spicy Jalapeno Pickled Egg Recipe:
And you can make your own pickling spice mix from ingredients you have in your own pantry, take a look at this recipe and use it in your pickled egg recipes!
More Homemade Pickling Recipes:
Pretty pink Pickled Red Onions are made in under and learn different ways to use them! (they are awesome on grilled burgers and tacos)
Make some Jalapeno Garlic Dill Refridgerator Pickles, they are easy and no canning required!
Hot Chili Pepper Pickled Eggs
- 12 boiled eggs (cage free/organic)
- 1 jar 12 ounces yellow chili peppers (and their liquid) Mezzetta brand is what I used
- 4 cups distilled white vinegar
- 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons pickling spice
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
make the boiled eggs:
- BOIL METHOD 1: Place 12 eggs in a large deep pan, cover the eggs with cold water. (TIP: Some people add a splash of vinegar or dash of baking soda to the water and say it helps them peel!) Bring to a full boil, then turn off the heat. Put a lid on your pot, and let rest for at least 20 minutes.
- STEAM METHOD 2: Make sure your veggie steamer basket fits in your pot. Put a good 1 inch of water in a large pot and bring the water to a boil (which takes about 6 minutes). Place the steamer basket in the pot and all 12 eggs on the steamer basket. Cover the pot, and set the timer for 12 minutes. Note: This method is MUCH faster as you don't have to wait for a large pot of water to boil, and the eggs seem so much easier to peel, try it out!
make the pickled eggs
- Egg Peeling: Try this hack: Place 3-4 eggs in a container with a tight-fitting lid with just a half an inch of water, and shake the container, water, and eggs. Open the container, and the egg peels will slip right off!! Or carefully remove the hot boiled eggs into a bowl. Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel and rinse the eggs under cool water.
- Using a wooden toothpick, run it through the boiled eggs in a couple of directions (but don’t leave it in the egg), this allows the pickling liquid to flavor your eggs!
- Place all 12 eggs (once pierced with the toothpick), and place in a large clear clean clamp 2-quart jar.
- Next, pour the 12 oz jar of Hot Yellow Peppers AND their liquid, on top of boiled eggs in your large 2-quart jar.
- In a large saucepan, add the white vinegar, water, pickling spice, sugar, turmeric, and sea salt. Heat to just boiling, and then turn off the heat.
- Carefully pour the hot pickling liquid over the hard-boiled eggs and chili peppers. Wait for the jar contents and liquid to cool, with the jar open for about one hour, then place the closed jar in the refrigerator.
- Wait about 7 days, and your Hot Chili Pepper Pickled Eggs are ready to eat!
- Always keep these pickled eggs cold in the refrigerator, eat within one month.