I will gladly pay you tomorrow for some hamburger relish today!
March 5, 2011 1:25 PM   Subscribe

I have a lot of Hamburger Relish. Besides eating many many hamburgers, are there any recipes that require hamburger relish as an ingredient?
posted by blue_beetle to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I always add it to my tunafish when making tuna melts.
posted by purenitrous at 1:29 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thousand island salad dressing?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:40 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

You can put it on hot dogs, despite the name (I'm sure you've thought of this).
I put it in grilled cheese sandwiches before putting them in the frying pan.
I put it over eggs for breakfast.
I've put it in potato salad, chickpea salad, on cold lentils, and on green beans.
I think it would be good to try it with sauteed or fried mushrooms.
I don't eat chicken, b/c I'm vegetarian, but I do eat fake chicken and it's good on that.
posted by flex at 1:58 PM on March 5, 2011

Looks like a general purpose condiment to me. Basically wherever you'd use a sauce. Fries, sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, eggs, over chicken, etc.
posted by valkyryn at 2:11 PM on March 5, 2011

Back when I lived in a dorm with a common kitchen and didn't keep a lot of ingredients stocked, I'd often make a sandwich with hummus, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and relish. You can try adding relish to just about any sandwich.
posted by John Cohen at 2:16 PM on March 5, 2011

Deviled eggs?
posted by fancyoats at 2:56 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

I use similar relish in beef casseroles made in my crock pot. Diced gravy beef, a tin of kidney beans, some veggies (often leeks, capsicum, bok choy), diced tomato (to add liquid) and a bunch of relish (maybe half a cup for 300g meat), throw together and cook for six hours or so. It works for casseroles made in the oven too, you'd just need to add more liquid, but it would probably be less tender than the crockpot.

It's also great in sandwiches with a thin slice of beef and some cheese.
posted by shelleycat at 3:06 PM on March 5, 2011

I think the only thing my mom used hamburger relish was for sloppy joes. And tuna salad in a pinch.
posted by wallaby at 3:10 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ohhh the red kind. Haven't seen that since I was a kid. My step-sister and I used to mix a couple of spoonfuls into our macaroni and cheese. It was quite the delicacy, but I don't know how well it will translate to an adult palate.
posted by amyms at 4:24 PM on March 5, 2011

Best answer: Ah, tomato relish. The essential condiment for a) cheese sandwiches and b) bacon butties.
posted by hot soup girl at 5:18 PM on March 5, 2011

Toss it with pasta.

Pour some on top of Ramen.
posted by Cyrano at 6:16 PM on March 5, 2011

I add it to egg salad (for sandwiches) to give it some zing.

Same with chicken salad (same as egg salad, only with shredded or cubed cooked chicken).

When making chili con carne and I've run out of worshestershire or Frank's, I use this to sour-up the chili.

Oh, right - salad for sandwiches; cook up some chicken breasts or other chicken (or hardboil some eggs). Shred or chop up into 1/4" or 0.5cm cubes. Mix with mayonaise, chopped up celery, chopped up onions/shallots, maybe shredded carrots and/or shredded cabbage. Depends on what you like. Blend in hamburger relish to taste.

Relish is also "ok" for perogies when sour cream isn't available.
posted by porpoise at 8:16 PM on March 5, 2011

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