Feb 01 2010

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Published by at 9:11 am under Condiments & Spice blends

Here is a secret about my eating habits that only people close to me know. I cannot stand the taste of fresh tomatoes! I know..you think I am crazy! But it is true. I can eat any amounts of tomatoes when they are cooked, but not raw. So I use ketchup on my burgers and sandwiches instead of fresh tomatoes.

This is derived from a recipe that John and Patty shared with me. John and Patty are working on their cook book where they will have healthy recipes and information on harmful chemical ingredients found in prepackaged foods like MSG. More information can also be found on their website.

I have modified John and Patty’s recipe a bit to suit our taste. The first 3 ingredients are the essential ingredients to making a ketchup. You can can use other spices to your liking. I have added 8 ounces of tomato sauce to make the ketchup a little thinner, so if you like your ketchup to be thick, leave it out.

Ketchup can be used as a base to make other condiments like BBQ sauce, Russian salad dressing, cocktail sauce etc.

14 oz tomato paste
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp crushed cloves
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and cook on medium heat until the mixture just starts to bubble (about 10 minutes). As EASY as that!

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