Add Zing to Anything with Mild Curry Ketchup


It might sound crazy, but one of the most amazing curry-infused condiments comes to us straight from Germany. In fact, Mild Curry Ketchup by Hela is the most popular spice ketchup in all of Germany. The Hela brand is made in Ahrensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, starting back in 1963.  To this day Hela’s Curry Ketchup is a beloved condiment for sausages and meats.

Adding this Curry Ketchup to meat, sausages, or hot dogs is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes down to this delicious, curry-twisted ketchup. Fans of Mild Curry Ketchup use it on fries and pastas as well as in sauces, soups, and marinades of all kinds. The flavor is unmistakable and has just enough curry to add a kick without being overwhelming.

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The Asian flair that Curry Ketchup adds is truly unique and can make an old standby recipe come alive. Take for instance meatloaf, or hackbraten as it is called in Germany. It’s a great weeknight dinner, but adding Mild Curry Ketchup will take it to a whole new level. Try it in this hackbraten meatloaf recipe tonight!

Hackbraten Meatloaf


  • 1 ½ Pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ Cup Curry Ketchup by Hela
  • 1/3 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ Cups seasoned croutons
  • 1 Small onion, chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup milk
  • ½ Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon garlic powder



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan lightly.
  3. Mix Mild Curry Ketchup with brown sugar, and salt in a small bowl until mixture becomes smooth.
  4. At the bottom of your greased loaf pan, spread a small amount of the ketchup mixture.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, eggs, croutons, garlic powder, black pepper, and milk. Put into your loaf pan.
  6. Generously spread the remaining ketchup mixture on top of the meatloaf.
  7. Bake for about 1 hour or when a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads at least 160°F.
  8. Enjoy with a nice German beer and some Spaetzle!

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