Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe

This Homemade Ketchup Recipe is as tasty as it is easy to make.

| Fall 2013

  • Simple and fresh, a good homemade ketchup recipe is a thing of beauty.
    Photo by Karen K. Will

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Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Yields 2 to 3 cups

Fresh ketchup cannot be compared to the bright red, corn syrup-laced material that comes from a squeeze bottle. This simple recipe, which doesn’t require peeling or coring of tomatoes, is worth the time spent in the kitchen. Make enough to last throughout the year.

3 pounds ripe heirloom tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 whole cloves
2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 inch cinnamon stick, broken
1 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1⁄3 cup brown sugar
1⁄3 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon sea salt



Place tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppercorns, dry mustard, allspice, cloves, celery seeds, cinnamon stick, paprika and cayenne in stockpot and bring to simmer. Cook gently, stirring frequently, for about 40 minutes, or until about 1⁄3 of juices have evaporated. Let stand for at least 30 minutes to cool.

Purée tomato mixture in pan using immersion blender, or use blender and process at highest speed for 1 minute, pulsing to start.






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