Spicy Relish

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This spicy relish is my all-time favorite cookout condiment and with 3 ingredients, is incredibly easy to make.

Inspired by the famous hot sauce served at Ted’s Hot Dogs, a beloved chain of charcoal broiled hot dog restaurants in Buffalo, NY, this spicy relish is my all-time favorite cookout condiment. It has nostalgic appeal for me, as I spent my childhood vacations visiting grandparents in Buffalo, and no visit was ever complete without a trip to Ted’s for a foot-long hot dog with the sauce. This version is not an exact copycat of Ted’s but it’s pretty close, and it happens to be the easiest thing in the world to make – just three ingredients and they all come from jars. Slather it on hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, or pretty much anything in place of ketchup. For the full Ted’s experience, try to find Sahlen’s Original Smokehouse Hot Dogs (in my area, Wegmans carries them); they are the best!

What You’ll Need To Make Spicy Relish

spicy relish ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the chili sauce, relish, and hot sauce.

chili sauce, pickle relish and hot sauce in bowl

Stir well, then taste and add more hot sauce, if desired.

mixed relish

Serve and enjoy!

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This spicy relish is my all-time favorite cookout condiment and with 3 ingredients, is incredibly easy to make.

Servings: 1¾ cups
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • ¾ cup sweet relish
  • ¾ teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco, plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the chili sauce, relish, and hot sauce. Taste and add more hot sauce, if desired. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks.

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Comments

  • Do you enjoy this on foods other than hot dogs? I’d love suggestions as it does look tasty but we rarely eat hotdogs. Thanks!

    • — Judy on July 26, 2022
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    • Hi Judy, It’s just as delicious with burgers or grilled sausage.

      • — Jenn on July 26, 2022
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      • Thank you! Will definitely try this soon.

        • — Judy on July 28, 2022
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  • I’m a mustard sauerkraut gal, but when I saw that this was your favorite BBQ condiment I had to try it. I have to say it was really good! I wish we could get those Sahlen hot dogs in Utah.

    • — Kerrie on July 3, 2022
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  • I would have never thought to put this combination of ingredients together but WOW – absolutely delicious!

    • — Tamera on July 3, 2022
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  • I normally have mustard and relish on my hot dogs. I saw this the other day and since I love so many of your recipes, thought I would give it a try. Wow, so good! I am bringing this to my sisters bbq on the fourth, hope to impress everyone! Thank you for all the great recipes!

    • — Elizabeth Ciucki on July 2, 2022
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  • So happy to see this today. Ted’s Hot Dog Sauce is my favorite. I’m a long time follower of yours. Thank you! Val

    • — Valerie Vance on June 30, 2022
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