Tomato Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs Recipe + Egg Tips & Info!

Disclosure: I received an all-expenses paid trip to Columbus, Ohio provided by the Ohio Poultry Association. All opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago I received the opportunity to go to one of my favorite cities to learn everything there is to know about eggs – Columbus, Ohio! We got to visit the home of of the Executive Vice President of the Ohio Poultry Association, Jim Chakeres, as well as go on a fun progressive dinner in German Village. Today I’m sharing some of the facts I learned about eggs as well as one of my favorite recipes I learned, including Tomato Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs! Executive Vice President of the Ohio Poultry Association, Jim Chakeres

Did you know that Ohio is one of the largest egg farming states in the nation? They are! They produce more than 9 billion eggs each year – how crazy is that?! I learned many fun facts about eggs that I am excited to share with you here, as well as one of my favorite recipes that I got to taste on my trip.

Here are some fun facts about eggs:

  • With the over 9 billion eggs Ohio egg farmers produce annually, that is an estimated annual retail value ofa bout $412 million.
  • Ohio has more than 33 million hens.
  • What determines the shell color of eggs? A hen’s breed! Hens with white feathers and ear lobes lay white-shelled eggs and hens with red feathers and ear lobes lay brown-shelled eggs.
  • There is no relationship to egg quality, flavor, nutritional value, cooking characteristics or shell thickness and the color of the egg.
  • Ohio is just one of 10 states that has an egg quality assurance program.
  • The average American eats 250 eggs per year.

I learned many great nutrition facts about eggs that makes me proud to make them one of my go-to foods, including:

  • With the exception of vitamin C, an egg contains all of the macro- and micro-nutrients to sustain human life.
  • One large egg has 70 calories, 6 grams high-quality protein, varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants.
  • The protein found in eggs is “high-quality” protein meaning they are highly digestible and contain all the essential amino acids the body needs. These proteins are found in about 60% of the egg white and more than 40% in the yolk.

There’s so many other great facts I would love to share with you, but I recommend you just go and check out OhioEggs.com. The Egg Nutrition Center is also a wonderful resource!

While at the home of Executive Vice President of OPA, he made us so many delicious recipes! Here is a list of them:

Tomato Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs RecipeOne of my favorite dishes, though, was the Tomato Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs. I love deviled eggs, and tomato, bacon and ranch are some of my favorite ingredients, so combining them and putting them in one of my favorite dishes? Heaven! I had to go home and make them and take them to a family picnic. Check out the recipe below and make sure to take them to your next picnic!

Tomato Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

Course Appetizer
Keyword eggs, appetizer

Ingredients

  • 6 Eggs Hard Boiled
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Mustard
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Onion Diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Crispy Bacon Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut hard boiled eggs. Remove yolks and place in small mixing bowl. Finely mash yolks with fork.

  2. Add mayonnaise and mustard, mix thoroughly.

  3. Add ranch dressing mix and sugar, mix well.

  4. Add onion and bacon, mix.

  5. Gently fold chopped tomato into mixture.

  6. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

  7. Fill egg white halfs with yolk filling.

  8. Garnish, if desired

Recipe Notes

Recipe from OhioEggs.com.

The flavor of these eggs is just phenomenal. If you are a fan of tomato, bacon, ranch, and eggs, I highly recommend you try out these deviled eggs as soon as possible! You will not be disappointed!Overall, I had an amazing time in Columbus meeting fellow bloggers ( A City Explored,  Adventure MomThe Food HussyEat Play CBusFervent FoodieHungry Happenings,  NeighborfoodblogWhat Molly MadeHappy Healthy Mama), trying delicious recipes, and learning all there is about eggs! Look for a post highlighting our progressive dinner in German Village soon!

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