Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Wienerschnitzel Chili Sauce

Score: 4.25. Votes: 24
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The real version of this chili sauce comes to each Wienerschnitzel unit as concentrated brown goo in big 6-pound, 12-ounce cans. After adding 64 ounces of water and 15 chopped hamburger patties the stuff is transformed into the familiar thick and spicy chili sauce dolloped over hot dogs and French fries at America's largest hot dog chain. The proper proportion of spices, tomato paste, and meat is crucial; but the real challenge in hacking this recipe is finding a common grocery store equivalent for modified food starch that's used in the real chili sauce as a thickener. After a couple days in the underground lab with Starbucks lattes on intravenous drip, I came out, squinting at the bright sunshine, with a solution to the chili conundrum. This secret combination of cornstarch and Wondra flour and plenty of salt and chili powder makes a chili sauce that says nothing but "Wienerschnitzel" all over it.

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Score: 4.25. Votes: 24
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Joshua Gore
May 29, 2020, 22:10

I just made this chili to the letter. I steamed up some hot dogs and buns, through a slice of American cheese on each bun, put a hot dog in each bun, poured some chili on each. Buddy! You made my day! It isn't exact, but it's as close as you'll get. Gotta go make another chili dog. See ya!

karen kohr blinn
May 4, 2016, 22:00

I have loved this chili since the Weinersnitzel opened in Compton, CA. Forgive the spelling, I don't pronounce it correctly either! But I do know the chili ... thank you for at my 75th year, I have a chili recipe to pass to my children... What a blessing!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

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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