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Found Red Hamburger Relish in LA !!!

Norm Jun 23, 2006 02:53 AM

At the end of May, Like-Go-Eat was searching for Hamburger Relish in LA.

I discovered today that Big Lots on Lincoln Blvd at Rose Ave in Venice is selling Del Monte Hamburger Pickle Relish for $1.50/12 oz. jar. The Del Monte Hamburger Pickle Relish looks reddish brown -- I remember the Heinz Hamburger Relish being more red in color than the Del Monte Relish.

  1. toodie jane Jun 26, 2006 04:29 AM

    I searched Del Monte's site at the time of the original post, and they do not list red hamburger relish. They apparently have discontinued it. It was a red pickle relish.

    I'll search our local Big Lots--was just there and didn't see any. I grew up using this relish, so I know it well. Nothing better on a burger or(gasp) hotdog!

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      olsenc Jun 26, 2006 03:49 AM

      The absolute best of this stuff IMHO is at PAPA JAKE'S sub shop on little Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. I think they make it themselves or they have a source that does. They have it in huge gallon jars on a shelf by the register.

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      1. re: olsenc
        Joe Blowe Jun 26, 2006 04:21 AM

        Is it RED PICKLE RELISH, or red *pepper* relish? Completely different animals...

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          olsenc Jun 26, 2006 04:39 AM

          hmmm... does red pickle relish just contain red pickles? If i'm not mistaken, this stuff at papa jakes has both chopped red pepper and chopped pickle. It's sweet and mildly hot. It might be considered red pepper relish.

          1. re: olsenc
            Joe Blowe Jun 26, 2006 04:54 AM

            Yup, sounds like red pepper relish. The relish we're talking about here is basically chopped pickles in ketchup -- not hot, spicy, sweet, etc...

            1. re: Joe Blowe
              olsenc Jun 26, 2006 05:21 AM

              that sounds like what they put on the burgers at the Apple Pan. Am I right?

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        David Ford Jun 26, 2006 01:16 AM

        (originally posted in Like-Go-Eat?'s recent thread concerning the same)

        Pacific Dining Car carries their own brand of what they call "Steak Relish". It is red and spicy/sweet as I believe you are looking for. I checked their Website, but they do not mention it. I do know for a fact, however, that they sell it in small glass jars at both locations. Although I have just had it with steak at the restaurant, I have thought many times that I would like to pick up a jar or two sometime to bring home and try it on some 'dogs.

        Pacific Dining Car
        1310 West 6th Street
        Los Angeles, CA 90017
        (213) 483-6000
        2700 Wilshire Boulevard
        Santa Monica, CA 90403
        (310) 453-4000

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          BHAppeal Jun 23, 2006 06:54 PM

          Thanks Norm. As one of the disappointed searchers from the previous thread your post gives me hope of scoring some of this elusive condiment. I'll definitely hit the place tomorrow.

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          1. re: BHAppeal
            BHAppeal Jun 26, 2006 12:05 AM

            Made the trip to Big Lots on Lincoln and got several bottles of the Del Monte Hamburger Relish. Definitel not as red as the traditional Heinz variety, more like the stuff served by Bobs Big Boy. Still though, very good and you can stock up at 1.50 a jar. Since Big Lots specializes in close outs, it may be that Del Monte, like Heinz, is eliminating Red Hamburger Relish from its line. Hopefull, my hoard will last awhile. Again thanks Norman.

            1. re: BHAppeal
              Joe Blowe Jun 26, 2006 01:36 AM

              Is there an expiration or "Best By" date on the bottles? And if not, how much shelf space does one set aside for a boat load of relish?!

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            calabasas_trafalgar Jun 23, 2006 02:26 PM

            I believe you can also get this at any Bob's Big Boy(their brand) - there are still some around!

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              BobtheBigPig Jun 23, 2006 03:14 AM

              Trader Joe's makes a red relish which they call "hot" but it really isn't, I think it may be made with sweet bell peppers. Is this like what you're looking for?

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              1. re: BobtheBigPig
                Joe B. Jun 23, 2006 11:09 AM

                Nope. Check the thread below...

                Thanks for the heads-up, Norm.

                Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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