Heinz Premium Chili Sauce copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Heinz Premium Chili Sauce

Score: 4.56. Votes: 9
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The name of this tomato-based sauce belies its taste. There's not even a hint of spiciness here that someone might associate with "chili." Instead you get a sweet and sour sauce that's got more tang than ketchup, and more chunks. And what are those chunks? According to the label they're dehydrated onions, so that's exactly what we'll use in this formula. Be sure to get the kind that say dried "minced" onions, because dried "chopped" onions are too big. The recipe is a simple one since you just combine everything in a saucepan and simmer until done. And if you cruise down to the Tidbits at the bottom of this recipe, I'll show you a super-easy way to turn this saucy clone into a beautiful carbon copy of Heinz Seafood Cocktail Sauce.

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
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      Whisk together all the ingredients in a small saucepan and place it over medium/low heat. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Cover and cool, then refrigerate until cold.

      Makes 1 cup.

      : You can easily bounce from this chili sauce into a clone of Heinz Seafood Cocktail Sauce by simply stirring in 2 teaspoons of prepared horseradish when the sauce has cooled. Cover and chill until needed.

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Avon lady lisa
Oct 27, 2006, 22:00

Love it. I used to "can" a different version, but lost the recipe. Nice to have a stovetop method easily made.

Oct 26, 2006, 22:00

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We love making "sloppy joes" using this sauce. My husband will eat no other! We grow our own tomatoes, so I can make my own tomato puree. HOWEVER, I am wondering if you forgot a little bit of spice, maybe a pinch of cloves or something like that. The label ingredients do have the word "spice" in them. What do you think?

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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