How to Store Heinz 57 Steak Sauce

Heinz 57 Steak Sauce is a favorite stand-alone condiment as well as an ingredient to enhance recipes. Its spicy flavor teams with meat, chicken, fish and vegetables. It even makes a delicious basting sauce for grilled fruits such as peach halves or pineapple slices. Heinz 57 Steak Sauce contains Lea & Perrins Worchestershire sauce, which gives it a darker color and bolder flavor than regular Heinz 57 Sauce or Heinz 57 Sauce with Honey. Keep a bottle of this easy-to-store condiment handy all year -- it's not just for summer cookouts.

What the Dates Mean

Four different dates may appear on product packaging or labels to help consumers determine freshness:

  • The sell-by date indicates the last date a store should offer the product for sale.
  • Use-by dates let you know how long the food will retain its best quality.
  • Expiration dates signal when the food should be discarded.
  • A pack date records the date the manufacturer packaged the food. It does not indicate future food quality or food safety.

Shelf Storage

An unopened bottle of Heinz 57 Steak Sauce may be stored unopened on a pantry shelf or in a cupboard as you would store unopened ketchup. Keep it in a dark place at room temperature for up to 2 years, or until the expiration date. Fluctuating temperatures can affect the quality of condiments and may shorten their shelf life.

After Opening

Refrigerate unused Heinz 57 Steak Sauce in the bottle after opening, and use the remaining portion within 12 weeks.

All sauce that has come in contact with meats or other foods during grilling or marinating should be discarded. Do not reuse marinade liquid made with Heinz 57 Steak Sauce if a basting brush or other utensil was dipped into it. Instead, reserve a portion of the marinade before marinating the meat and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in a freezer at 0 degree Fahrenheit for 6 to 12 months.


With a clean, damp cloth, wipe clean the rim and threads of the bottle after use before replacing the lid. If the sauce coats the inside of the lid, rinse or wipe it clean as well. This extra step prevents dried sauce from accumulating around the mouth of the bottle, helping to prevent bacterial or mold growth. Also wipe clean the outside of the bottle.