Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is Top Secret's version of Heinz's Premium Chili Sauce. I use it all the time and usually have to run to the store to buy it for a recipe. I am posting this so I won't have to run to the store all the time. Per Todd Wilbur: you can make this into Heinz Cocktail Sauce by stirring in 2 teaspoons of prepared horseradish when the sauce has cooled.


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat.
  3. When mixture begins to bubble reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Cover and cool.
  5. Refrigerate when cold.
Most Helpful

I am living in Australia for the next few years and there's no Heinz Chili Sauce here-- not even close. So I used this recipe and it was great. I did change it by using Heinz Ketchup instead of tomato puree and then omitted the vinegar and used brown sugar instead of plain. I also added a little more of the dried onion flakes. Just be careful to cook on low and keep stirring, I scorched mine by walking away-- but it was still fine.

flgirlinsydney June 05, 2008

This recipe is VERY close to Heinz. It has a little more salt than the original and it's missing Allspice. I will be making this again very soon. In my next batch, I will reduce the salt to 1 1/2 teaspoons and add maybe 1/16th to 1/8 teaspoon of Allspice. It doesn't need much but when you compare the two sauces side by side (like I just did), you will get a distinct hit right away of the Allspice with Heinz. It's still a nice sauce and very easy to make and a lot less money than the original ($3.50 for the Heinz). I've never used Tomato Puree before and someone told me to blend 6oz of Tomato Paste with 15oz Tomato Sauce. It worked great! If I double that (2 cans of each), I'll have enough "Puree" for a triple batch of this chili sauce! I used 12oz of the chili sauce and 10oz of grape jelly plus 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice as a sauce to cook my browned pork chops in a crockpot. The sauce works great with meatballs so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you mandabears for posting this recipe!

bpixley March 08, 2011

I so needed some Heinz Chili sauce for a recipe... came upon this one... OMG! Its better than the original! Yummy!

Meredith Leigh December 01, 2007