My Homemade Ketchup Recipe

After making a few different batches of homemade ketchup. I think I’ve gotten a decent flavor that we all like at my house. I had to tweak the recipe a few times as I just didn’t like the strong taste of the apple cider vinegar. I finally just had to use very little and may next time try white vinegar in the quest for the perfect homemade ketchup recipe.

Overall I do love homemade ketchup. It’s much cheaper than store bought and it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup. Remember you can always tweak the recipe adding or subtracting ingredients to perfect the taste for that just right flavor of your own homemade ketchup.

Ketchup Recipe

12 ozs of tomato paste (2- 6 oz cans)
1/4 cup of cider vinegar (use white vinegar for less cider taste or even 1/8 cup of cider vinegar but add 1/8 more of water)
3/4 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon garlic
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
Pinch or two of cayenne pepper
Pinch of all spice
Dash of onion powder

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and simmer over low heat. Stir frequently and after 15 minutes, turn burner off. Let simmer while stirring often over the next 30 minutes. Add a tablespoon or two of tomato sauce or water if your ketchup is too thick. If need be, add a few tablespoons of tomato sauce or more spices to adjust the flavor once you have the basic batch made.

Makes 1-1/2 cups of ketchup.

Refrigerate and use within a few weeks as this ketchup has no preservatives such as store bought varieties.

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