Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Heinz Hot Sauces recipe suggestions

I love all the different recipe challenges that come up every time Heinz launch a new product. You may remember me trying out the different Heinz Barbecue Sauce recipes and their Salad Cream with Chives recipe suggestions, both challenges which gave me some great ideas for using store cupboard staples in new and original ways.

Well, the latest offering from Heinz to land on the doormat at The Madhouse was their selection of new Hot Sauces. I instantly loved the look of this traffic light-coloured trio of sauces which look like a psychedelic version of Tabasco ! Heinz describe their new creations as follows :

  • Chipotle & Garlic is a smokey medium-spiced sauce with a hint of garlic making it a perfect partner for marinating your chicken or brightening your burger

  • Green Jalapeno is a tangy hot chilli sauce great for spicing up salsa or salads, or pouring over pizza

  • Yellow Habanero is a fiery but sweet chilli sauce great splashed on fajitas or splashed into stir fries

Well, as usual, they sent through some fabulous recipes to try out using them. I haven't had a chance to knock these up myself yet but they sound perfect for sweating out my cold and clearing out my stuffy nose so they're on the cards for next week ! In the meantime, here are the recipes, if you want to try them out for yourselves.

Fiery Chilli Con Carne with Chipotle & Garlic Heinz Hot Sauce

Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hour

 large chopped onion
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 sprigs thyme roughly chopped
500g beef mince
400g can chopped tomatoes
150ml chicken or beef stock
3 tbsp Heinz Tomato Ketchup
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
400g can kidney beans drained and rinsed
10ml Heinz Hot Sauce - Chipotle & Garlic


Sweat the onion, garlic and thyme in a large saucepan. Meanwhile, brown the mince in a separate pan over moderate heat.

Add the dried herbs and spices to the onions for a couple of minutes until they release their aroma and then stir into the beef.

Add the tinned tomatoes and leave to cook down for approx 5 minutes. Pour in the stock and add Heinz Tomato Ketchup.

Drop the cinnamon and bay leaf in to the pot, bring to the boil and leave to simmer .Once the sauce is beginning to thicken add the kidney beans and leave to cook for another 5-10 minutes, allowing the beans to soak up the flavours.

Check for seasoning and stir through the Heinz Hot Sauce – Chipotle & Garlic to finish the dish.

Top tip : Serve the chilli on a mound of boiled rice with a dollop of sour cream and chives to finish it off.


Mexican Hot Soup with Green Jalapeno Heinz Hot Sauce

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients :

Soup :

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
400g can plum tomatoes
1 1/2 litres chicken stock
2 chicken breasts, sliced
2 limes, juiced

Garnish :

Homemade nachos
Mixed beans
Slices of Avocado
10ml Heinz Hot Sauce - Green Jalapeno

Method :

Heat the oil in a large saucepan.

Add the onion and garlic, soften for 5 minutes, then stir in the chilli, cumin, tomatoes and chicken stock.

Blitz in a food processor in batches or use a hand blender to puree until smooth.

Return to the pan and bring to the boil.

Add the chicken, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until cooked through.

Stir in the lime juice and season with Heinz Hot Sauce - Green Jalapeno, then ladle into bowls.

Top tip : Serve with a combination of side ingredients to allow your guest to build up the soup and personalize the soup.


Simple Spicy Stir Fry with Heinz Hot Sauce - Yellow Habanero

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 5 minutes


250g roast pork cut into lardons
3 spring onions
2 celery stalks
1 red chilli finely sliced
1 carrot, grated
2 tbsps vegetable oil 
1 slice of fresh ginger, crushed
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
400g Amoy straight to wok noodles
200g bean sprouts
10ml Heinz Hot sauce- Yellow Habanero.

Method :

Heat the wok on a high heat and add the oil

Add all of the vegetables and stir fry for two minutes.

Add the pork lardons and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Add the noodles to the wok and toss over a high heat.

Take off the heat and stir through the Heinz Hot sauce.

Top tip : Create a variety of quick and easy dishes by experimenting with different types of meat and fish ... or make a vegetarian variant.

Disclosure : I received all three Heinz Hot Sauces (and almost got the ingredients to make the dishes but there was a mess up with the delivery !) in order to try out the recipe ideas.

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  1. Thank you for this :) didn't know what to do with mine xx

  2. We tried the Yellow Habanero sauce and its lovely!

  3. I think I will try the chipotle and garlic (we love garlic in the house!)