“El Diablo” Egg Salad Sandwich

On a recent trip from Philly, I stopped at the Denver airport and had the best egg salad sandwich I’ve ever tasted! The Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe dished up some very unique and tasty sandwiches…one of my favorites was the El Diablo Egg Salad sandwich which included fresh jalapeños, bacon and a chipotle spread all inside of a cheesy jalapeño bread. OMG! Here’s my take on this spicy deliciousness!


Health tips: Cheat meal

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 stalk celery (with leaves), chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, ribs removed, seeded and diced (Tip: It’s important to remove seeds so it’s not crazy spicy; handle with gloves!)
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, seeded (Tip: It’s important to remove seeds so it’s not crazy spicy; handle with gloves!)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked, browned and crisp
  • Lettuce
  • Your choice of bread, buttered and toasted


  1. In a small bowl, soak the onions in cold water, for 15 minutes. Drain.
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  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, with a tight-fitting lid, place the eggs and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Cover the eggs, remove from the heat, and set aside for 8 minutes. Drain the water from the pan and cool the eggs in the pan under cold running water. Peel the eggs and cut into chunks.
  4. Blend the chipotle chili and mayo together in a small blender. If you don’t have a small blender, just mince the chipotle chili really finely and mix thoroughly with mayo.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the chipotle mayo, onion, celery, jalapeños, cilantro, mustard and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  6. Add the eggs to the mixture and gently mix them together. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
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  8. On your choice of bread, lay lettuce on the bottom. Top with a generous amount of egg salad, then top with crispy bacon (about 2 slices per sandwich). Enjoy!

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