Candied Jalapeno Queso Blanco

Candied Jalapeno Queso Blanco

Candied Jalapeno Queso Blanco

This is a simple Queso Blanco recipe unsing Haynes Candied Jalapenos. I made this to go on a fillet steak sandwich in a ciabatta.

Recipe serves 2.

by: Robbie Reviews on instagram


  • 250ml Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 25g Butter
  • 150g Mild Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 Spring Onions
  • 2 Tbsp Candied Jalapenos


1. Roughly chop the Candied Jalapenos and spring onion before adding to a food processor to blitz.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan then stir in the flour, mixing until a roux forms. Meanwhile heat the milk in another saucepan until the edges begin to bubble.

3. Gradually pour the milk into the roux while whisking. Cook for 5 minutes until sauce thickens.

4. Add in the grated cheese along with the Candied jalapenos and spring onions. Stir until all the cheese has melted. Season to taste.

5. Serve over a steak sandwich.

Cheese & Jalapeno Waffles

Cheese & Jalapeno Waffles

Cheese and Jalapeno Waffles

Fried chicken and waffles are no doubt synonymous with the American South, but may have had their origins elsewhere. There are some who theorise the Dutch immigrants brought over waffle makers in the 1600’s and that the popularity spread nationwide from Pennsylvania.

However, the first time the dish was on a menu was in 1938 at Wells’ Supper Club in Harlem, which has since closed, but the dish is still highly regarded, and a brunch favourite in many restaurants, and it’s not difficult to realise why. The slightly sweet waffle, and the crunchy salty chicken with the slightly sweet bitterness of maple syrup is an absolute family favourite and I hope this waffle recipe may encourage you to try it for the first time if you haven’t before. 

These spicy waffles also go really well with bacon and egg, so make your own waffle dishes and tag us on Twitter or Instagram. We love to see your creations!





1. Heat the waffle maker according to instructions.

2. Mix the flour and bicarbonate with salt and pepper.  

3. Stir in the grated cheese then make a well in the middle. 

4. Crack the eggs into the well, along with the melted butter and mix well with a balloon whisk, slowly adding the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. 

5. Spoon the mixture into your waffle maker and add your preferred amount of candied jalapeños rings before closing the lid. 

6. They will cook in around 5 minutes, and if you’re making a batch, keep your waffles warm in the oven until serving. 

7. Plate up your waffle, top with your fried chicken, some softened butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, or for added piquancy, a spoonful of Hot Relish! 


Big-Mac Hack

Big-Mac Hack

Burger Sauce Recipe

If there’s one thing that I’ve been craving, it’s a really good burger. Most of my favourite takeaway options use a burger sauce that any store bought brand can’t really match up to, so I have made my own version using Haynes Gourmet Hot Relish. There are so many condiments to choose from, but a burger sauce is the one that gives you that instant takeaway flavour. It’s great in the actual burger but also there will be enough to dip your chips into. 

So next time you are having a barbecue or Friday night craving, whip up a simple but delicious sauce to add to your homemade burger. I could go hotter and obviously feel free to adjust according to your own palate. However, if you want to kick it up a notch, add some of your favourite jalapeños too. 

Tag us in your burger pictures on Twitter or Instagram as we love seeing your amazing creations!




  • 4 Beef Patties (85g/3oz each)
  • 2 Burger Buns
  • 4 American Cheese Slices
  • 1/2 White Onion Chopped

Ingredients (burger Sauce)

  • 80g Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Haynes Gourmet Hot Relish
  • 5 round slices of finely chopped gherkin
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped sweet whote onion
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of salt

Method (Sauce)

1. Add the finely chopped onion and gherkins to a bowl.

2. Add the rest of the burger sauce ingredients, mix well and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Method (Burger)

1. Slice the burger buns and place them in a dry pan on a low heat for a few minutes until they are golden inside. Remove and place to one side. 

2. In the pan, add a tablespoon of oil and cook the chopped white onion on a medium heat. Keep stirring. As they begin to colour and darken add a small drop of water to deglaze the pan. Turn the heat down to medium/low. Let the water evaporate and do this again. The onion should soften and take on a darker colour. Remove and put to one side.

3. Place the beef patties in a dry pan on a medium heat and season with salt. Cook as instructed on the packaging.

4. Just before they are ready, add a slice on cheese on both patties and top them with the cooked onion. If you have a lid, add a small drop of water to create some steam and put the lid on for a minute or so. The cheese will melt across the beef.

5. Remove the burger sauce from the fridge and assemble the burger. Serve immediately.

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Our good friend Julian @pizzaislovely on Instagram has made the most wonderful recipe for Vegan Fried Chicken (VFC). People are going crazy for it - seriously. He really gave his VFC an extra twist by adding our Red Candied Jalapenos, which is pretty cool. Why don't you try it for yourself? The full recipe is here:


You can stock up on your Red Candied Jalapenos for this recipe below.

Haynes Candied Jalapenos® Red

£4.99 inc. VAT

(128 customer reviews)
  • SWEET & SPICY – Our Candied Jalapenos are not your ordinary Jalapenos.  They are “Sweet with a little Heat”.  Due to the cooking process they start off SWEET and finish with an afterburn of HEAT!  If you like the Green Candied Jalapenos you will love the Red.  Ripened for longer, you can really taste the sunshine.
  • THE PERFECT SERVING SUGGESTION – Spice up your canapés.  Just add soft cheese to a Ritz cracker and the secret ingredient (one or two Candied Jalapenos) for instant, bite-sized amazing treats!
  • HOW TO USE – Perfect with Cheeses, Baked Camembert, Burgers, Pizzas, Nachos, Tacos, Eggs, Omelettes, Humus, Loaded Fries, Jacket Potatoes, Salads, Sandwiches. Get Creative!
  • WARNING:  These little beauties are GOBSMACKINGLY DELICIOUS.  Once the first jar is cracked open, we cannot be held responsible for the FLAVOUR STORM that will follow.  
  • ALL NATURAL & VEGAN FRIENDLY – Our products add flavour to any meal and are free of all nasties (nothing but the good stuff)
There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Plenty of us will be peeling potatoes and prepping for a big roast dinner this festive season, so why not add something extra to your meal with a few simple suggestions and a delicious stuffing recipe.

- Add some Haynes Gourmet Cranberry Sauce to your gravy, which brings a perfectly mellow sweetness and a little extra spice.

- Glaze your chicken or turkey with the syrup from the Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

- Dress the carrots with melted butter, chopped Haynes Gourmet Green Rings and syrup and a squeeze of fresh orange.

For the stuffing, I used gluten free sourdough, but feel free to use your bread of choice. If you are vegetarian, simply omit the pancetta. The other flavours will work just as well on their own.


As usual, let us know what dishes you have been creating with your Haynes Gourmet products, so we can share them. Tag us @HaynesGourmet and sign up to the newsletter if you haven’t already.

I’ll be back in the new year with some new ideas and recipes.



Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing


  • 115g Smoked Pancetta
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Sage
  • 1 Orange
  • 150g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 35g Hazelnuts (no skin)
  • 1 Egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4.

  2. Toast hazelnuts for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave to cool.

  3. Heat a large frying pan and add the pancetta. Cook for 2-3 minutes and set pancetta to one side.

  4. In the same pan, add the butter, onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and add to the pancetta. Leave to cool.

  6. Crush the hazelnuts in a pestle and mortar or roughly chop.

  7. Finely slice sage leaves.

  8. Roughly chop 1/2 jar of Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

  9. Add Red Rings, hazelnuts, orange zest, breadcrumbs and sage to pancetta/onion mix and stir.

  10. Add a squeeze of fresh orange juice and as much beaten egg to bind the mixture without it being sloppy.

  11. Shape into balls (6-8), place into the roasting tin and cook for 30 minutes.