Hamburger Relish --The Red Kind, Who has it?
Back Yard Bar-B-Q time is here. I recall grilled Hot Dogs and Burgers with tosted buns and a table full of chips and condiments. At the store I can find most of the same stuff including the yellow Hot Dog Relish. What I am unable to find is that Red Hamburger Relish. Can anyone help? My Thanks.
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re: Joe B.
Nice pic. I was not sure of the brand but your pic made it clear -- Heinz. Just like the Hot Dog Relish I bought last week. Since I made the OP I recalled that last Summer I found some good red relish sold by the jar at Red Robin (Yep, a chain). At Mr. Bartley's in Boston they have some good burger relish also and I have seen burger relish in stores in Boston. Why not L.A.?
Maybe post your pic on the General Topics board and ask if it is still sold anyplace.
re: Joe B.
I have never had the Heinz relish, but I wonder if you would like the relish we have always used.
HOMADE CHILI SAUCE
It is a sweet chili relish and is made in California, we have eaten it on hamburgers as long as I can remember. Most large grocers carry it.
In the link below, which also has some recipes...it is the round jar in the front of the photo
re: Joe B.
another fan of RED hamburger relish here!
Yes, its' hard to find. I stopped looking and thankfully my brother, with a prolific garden, has gifted me with enough homemade jars to make it up to now.
Now I'm in the same boat as you, so am anxious to see where I can get some. Out here we also have Del Monte brand. Or used to have!
I believe it is predominately red bell peppers, onions, mustard seed, vingar, salt, and sugar. I could get his recipe if you like. I may have to end up making it myself this year!
I did google red hamburger relish and come up with this:
Like you, I love the stuff and I've looked all over LA for red hamburger relish, including specialty stores like Gelsons and Bristol Farms,and haven't been able to find any place that carries it. Surfas is next on my list -- I'll keep my fingers crossed.
If Surfas doesn't pan out, and nobody on the board has a local source, then there is always the internet. I've found at least one web source for it, but haven't tried it yet. Your post may prompt me to finally order a couple of jars.
Just like you, I've looked around quite a bit -- and no, Surfas does not carry it. I've also hit other restaurant supply stores (S&F, Cash & Carry, etc.), and they don't carry it either.
I've tried the B&G brand red relish when I lived in NYC, and it doesn't compare to Heinz. As a matter of fact, on my visits back home to L.A., I used to pick up a few bottles of the Heinz to take back with me to New York...
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
2700 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403