The easiest way to do this is to hard boil eggs on the stove, or use the Instant Pot. Peel the eggs to prepare them for the smoker.
Place the whole cooked eggs into a disposable aluminum pan or a cast iron dish and place on the grill or in a smoker. If using a grill, set it for 225 degrees with an indirect heat. I used hickory for the wood smoke.
Smoke the eggs for about 20 minutes. You don't need a lot of time for them to get that great flavor.
Prepare the Deviled Egg Filling
Slice the eggs in half and scoop the yolks into a glass bowl.
Add in mayonnaise and mustard. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well and add the mixture to a ziplock bag. Optional: sprinkle in a little bit of bbq seasoning.
Cut a corner off of the ziplock bag and form it into a pastry bag for controlling the spreading of the yolk mixture.
Fill the Sliced Eggs
Carefully squeeze the bag and fill each egg half.
Sprinkle the top with bacon. Why? Bacon makes everything better!
Serve immediately. Store leftovers (who the heck has leftovers?!) in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Most deviled egg recipes call for a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. We opted out of it since we really want the smoky flavor to be the star. Taste test yours and see if you would like to add it. Meal Prep: Eggs can be made two days ahead of time. You don't want to make them farther ahead than that so they are fresh and tasty.Eggs Two Ways: 1. Follow this recipe for smoked eggs from the grill/smoker. Cook the eggs in the Instant Pot (it makes peeling them super-easy!). Peel the eggs and place them on the grill for smoking. 2. Place fresh eggs (with the shell on) on the smoker for 30 minutes at 325 to cook them. The eggs will cook, and will take on a very slight smoke flavor after removing the shells.Extra Egg: Make sure to add an extra egg in just for the filling so your centers are heaping.