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Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs

Want something a little different to serve at your next barbecue? Try these Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs! Really easy to make, and they taste phenomenal.

Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs

Fire up your smoker and break out those eggs because we’re about to blow the minds of your resident egg-lovers. These eggs are grilled, chilled, peeled and then smoked before hitting a barbecue sauce + vinegar bath. Great on their own as a bar snack or as an appetizer at your next cookout. You need to try these, and soon!

Traeger Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • eggs
  • vinegar
  • barbecue sauce

More great Traeger Side Dishes here!

How to make Traeger Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

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Preheat your grill to 325° and gently place the eggs on the grates. Grill for 30 minutes.



Put the grilled eggs into an ice bath and chill for 30 minutes, replacing the ice as necessary.



Reduce the heat on your pellet grill to 180-200°. Peel the eggs and place them on the smoker for 30-60 minutes. (Adjust according to how strongly you want the smoke flavor to come through.)



Combine the bbq sauce and vinegar. Add eggs to large mason jars. Don’t pack too tightly! Fill with the vinegar/bbq sauce mixture, cover, and place in the fridge.



Wait for 1-2 days before enjoying. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.

These would be perfect in our Smoked Potato Salad!

BBQ Pickled Eggs

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Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

Store these in the fridge, covered, in the mason jars for up to a week.

Are there any substitutions for apple cider vinegar?

You can use white vinegar for these pickled eggs if you’d like.

What kind of bbq sauce is best for this recipe?

Your favorite bbq sauce is best for this. Whether you use a mild or spicy version, you can really customize this to your own tastes. You can even make your own, using my homemade barbecue sauce recipe here.

Try my Smoked Deviled Eggs too!

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Yield: 12 servings

Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs

Smoked BBQ Pickled Eggs

Take your hard-boiled eggs up several notches and smoke and then pickle them in a vinegar-based bbq sauce!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 12 eggs
  • 4 cups bbq sauce
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • hot sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat your pellet grill or smoker to 325°. Take room-temperature eggs and place them directly on the grill grates. Grill for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the eggs from the grill and place them into an ice bath to chill. Chill for 30 minutes, replacing the ice as necessary.
  3. Reduce the heat on your grill to 180-200°. Peel the eggs and place them back on the smoker for 15-30 minutes. The longer you go, the more smoke flavor they will have.
  4. Take your BBQ sauce and vinegar and stir to combine. Place the eggs inside large glass mason jars. Don't pack them too tight. You want to have enough room for the sauce to really get in there on all sides of the eggs.
  5. Fill the jars with your vinegar BBQ sauce, cover, and refrigerate for 1-2 days before eating.


  • These are not shelf-stable or preserved and need to be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within a week.
  • Depending on how tightly you pack your eggs, you may need more or less BBQ sauce + vinegar.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1039mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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