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Candied Jalapeños & Candied Habaneros

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Spicy Pimento Bacon Cheese Spread

Spicy Pimento Bacon Cheese Spread

A grilled pimento cheese sandwich on slabs of crusty bread is a staple at the Campbell’s.  We will fold a dollop into an egg omelet, throw a scoop on top of a hamburger or serve as a dip with gourmet crackers. Just make sure the pimento cheese is cold before putting any fire to it, if it gets too hot, you’ll wind up with a mayonnaise mess.


8 oz.  Cheddar Jack cheese, shredded

1/2 cup mayonnaise, you can substitute cream cheese

1 tablespoonful Dijon mustard

1/4 cup candied jalapeños, diced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled

7 oz. jar pimento peppers, drained and chopped 

dash of lemon juice

dash of Worcestershire sauce


Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together well. Depending on how you will serve it can be cold or transfer to a microwavable dish and microwave for about 20 seconds or until warm, or put in a baking dish in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through.  

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Zippy Tuna Wraps


Zippy Tuna Wraps


1 can tuna, drained and flaked

2 tablespoons red and yellow bell peppers, chopped

2 tablespoons candied jalapeños, chopped

2 tablespoons celery, chopped

2 tablespoons green onion, chopped

4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard

2 slices sharp cheddar cheeses, halved

4 large leaf lettuce leaves


Mix tuna, peppers, celery,onion and mustard.  Place 1 cheese slice on each lettuce leaf. Top evenly with tuna mixture.  Fold in both sides of each lettuce leaf; roll up.  Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Sweet Jalapeños




15 jalapeños, cut in 1/2, seeded and deveined

1/2 cup candied jalapeños, chopped

2 lbs. mild Italian sausage

1/4 cup red onion, minced

1/2 cup red bell pepper, minced

3 tablespoons  garlic, minced

2 cups cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated  plus more for garnish

salt and pepper

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350° and set rack in the middle of the oven.

Place jalapenos on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Removed from the oven and let cool. Turn broiler on medium.

In a medium pan add the sausage and cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking up as cooking. Add the onions, red bell and candied jalapeños and garlic and cook to soften for about 5 minutes. Remove and place in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add cream cheese and Parmesan. Mix ingredients thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.  Place approximately 1 tablespoonful of mixture into each jalapeño half, and top with 1/2 teaspoon of mozzarella cheese. Place the sheet tray of stuffed peppers in the oven and broil until mozzarella cheese melts.  

Our sweet jalapenos and Italian sausage add a nice spicy flavor burst to this tasty appetizer.  I have even been know to forget the whole jalapenos and just make up a crock pot dip out of this recipe.  Either way it is yummy!