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Apr 6, 2009 12:05 PM

Substitue for Heinz Chili Sauce?

I am planning to make my mother's brisket recipe for the seder. It's a variation of a familiar recipe that uses Heinz Chili Sauce. However, Heinz Chili sauce isn't kosher for Pesach (I guess it's the vinegar). So here's my question: Is there any good substitute that will taste pretty much the same? I'm willing to make my own equivalent. We have rather limited kosher shopping options out here.

thanks and Chag Sameach!

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  1. have never had Heinz chili sauce so I don't what ingredients it would have , but found this recipe for chili sauce, just use KFP vinegar and leave out the corn syrup

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    1. re: berel

      So what would I use instead of corn syrup? Sugar and water?

      1. re: chefMolnar

        I find honey a better substitute, texture-wise, but sugar (you probably don't need water, if there's other liquids present) is OK too.

      1. re: mcsheridan

        I was looking for the same substitute for my Grandmothers meatball recipe. I am trying Golds Duck Sauce this year.

      2. When I search the grocery portion of Amazon for 'Heinz chili sauce,' I get 'Heinz Original 57 Sauce. Is this the same thing? If so, the ingredients listed there are: Tomato Paste, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Malt Vinegar, Distilled White Vinegar, Salt, Raisin Concentrate, Mustard Flour, Soybean Oil, Turmeric Spice, Apple Concentrate, Guar Gum, Caramel Coloring, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Natural Flavors

        I'm guessing it's the corn syrup that makes it non-kosher for Passover :)
        Anyway, you're on your own with regard to proportions, but in volume order, based on the ingredient list above, I'd suggest:
        Tomato paste, honey, white vinegar, salt, raisins soaked in water then drained and pureed, olive or grapeseed oil, a bit of fruit jam (apricot, maybe), garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. I don't know what to put in to replace the mustard powder or turmeric, as they are both kitniyos, so you might want to up the volume of the other spices a bit. It will also be runnier than the original, without the thickeners.

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        1. re: GilaB

          Nope. Heinz 57 is a completely different product than Heinz Chili Sauce.

          1. re: mcsheridan

            Heinz chili sauce is the same as Ketchup, except that chili powder and garlic powder are added for the spices. Its great on wings if you don't like extremely hot sauce.
            You can thin it if you want or add other spices.

        2. I can't speak for others, but whenever I have bought Heinz' Chili Sauce,to me it tastes almost exactly the same as their ketchup. Therefore, i would suggest just substituting ketchup, rather than making yourself crazy trying to de- and reconstruct from the ingredient list. But maybe that's just me.

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          1. re: queenscook

            Thanks for the advice. I've found the two different enough that I'd rather not just use ketchup. Maybe it's too many meatloaves with ketchup toppings when I was a kid. At any rate, I like the brisket as it is, so I do want to duplicate it.

          2. The Heinz chili sauce isjust ketchup with little bits of cooked onion, bell pepper, garlic powder and chili powder.