Heinz Heinz 57 copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Heinz Heinz 57

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In the late 1800s Henry John Heinz established the slogan "57 Varieties," which you can still find printed on Heinz products even though the company now boasts over 5700 varieties in 200 countries. Today Heinz is the world's largest tomato producer, but interestingly the first product for the company that was launched in 1869 had nothing to do with tomatoes—it was grated horseradish. It wasn't until 1876 that ketchup was added to the growing company's product line.

Tomato is also an important ingredient in Heinz 57 steak sauce. But you'll find some interesting ingredients in there as well, such as raisin puree, malt vinegar, apple juice concentrate, and mustard. And don't worry if your version doesn't come out as brown as the original. Heinz uses a little caramel coloring in its product to give it that distinctive tint. It's just for looks though, so I've left that ingredient out of this clone recipe. The turmeric and yellow mustard will help tint this version a little bit like the color of the real deal.

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Bruce Johnson
Aug 6, 2014, 22:00

Tasted side by side with Heinz 57 and prefer the Heinz. Copy seems to lack a certain tang that I am looking for. Will try less sugar and use apple cider vinegar and apple sauce next time

Michele Lynn
Jun 18, 2007, 22:00

I agree with Donnalynn. The large bottle is more than 6.50 at the store. I made this and then REFILL the bottle and the kids dont know the difference.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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