Homemade Ketchup

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Last winter my father introduced my three year old son to ketchup and it has been a love affair ever since.  I went from occasionally buying ketchup to always running out! I can’t keep the stuff in the house.  So I researched how to make it myself.  Apparently, at one time ketchup was fermented, but when I’m out of ketchup, I don’t want to wait five days for a new batch.  This recipe is just a mix and go!

A few notes – I tried using 2 Tablespoons of sugar, but it was really sweet. So I cut it down to 1 Tablepsoon in the recipe.  Just adjust to what you like.  I used apple cider vinegar for the first go around, but it has too distinct a flavor. Next time I’ll use just plain old white vinegar.  Finally, this ketchup is pretty thick so feel free to add more water to thin it out.

Homemade Ketchup
  • 1 jar tomato paste (7 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ scant teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  2. Store in refrigerator.



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