Campbell Gardens

Candied Jalapeños & Candied Habaneros

Toasted Spicy Meatball Grinders

Leave a comment

Grinder 1

Meatball Ingredients:

1/2 lb. of ground chuck

1/2 lb. of Italian sausage

2 Tbls. candied jalapeños, chopped

1 small onion, grated

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. fennel seeds

1/4 tsp. thyme

1/4 tsp. rosemary

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

1/2 cup. Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten

1-2 tsp. olive oil


Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the ground beef, sausage and spices in a large bowl.  Add the onion, candied jalapeños and mix well.  Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, beaten egg and 1 tsp. of olive oil.  Combine the mixture thoroughly with your hands.  Form into meatballs, about the size of a walnut, adding more olive oil as needed to hold meatballs together. Place meatballs on a foil covered baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes.  

Sauce Ingredients:

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 (28 oz. cans) crushed tomatoes

2 Tbl. Italian seasonings

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 cup water


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add chopped onion and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Stir in the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and stir together.  Add water a little at a time until the sauce reaches desired consistency.. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and simmer gently for 30 minutes.


4-6 hoagie rolls

Provolone or mozzarella cheese, slices

To make the grinders, preheat the oven to 400°. Place open hoagie rolls on a large baking sheet.  Spoon 3-4 meatballs into each roll along with the sauce. Top with sliced cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the rolls are toasty and the cheese is browned and bubbly.


Author: Campbell Gardens

Located in Kansas we sell our own secret family recipe of Candied Jalapeños and Candied Habaneros at local craft shows, festivals, farmers markets, grocers and speciality shops in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. We also ship all over the USA ! Check out our web site: Our peppers all natural flavor will give any food a sweet little kick!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s