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.
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a small saucepan.
- Place over medium heat.
- When mixture begins to bubble reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Cover and cool.
- Refrigerate when cold.
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.
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!
I so needed some Heinz Chili sauce for a recipe... came upon this one... OMG! Its better than the original! Yummy!