Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Why settle for bland store-bought ketchup when you can easily make your own from scratch, using fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes from your garden?

| Summer 2019

Homemade-Ketchup
Photo by Getty Images/bhofack2

Yields about 2 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2 pounds tomatoes, coarsely chopped (Romas work well)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 Anaheim chile, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. Place the cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, celery seeds, chile flakes, and allspice in a single layer of cheesecloth, and secure it with kitchen twine. Set aside.
  2. In a large stockpot, combine the tomatoes, salt, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, chile, and garlic. Add the spice packet. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes and chiles are soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove and discard the spice packet. Pour the tomato mixture into a blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer back into the cooking pot to remove any seeds that may have escaped the spice packet.
  5. Cook over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, or until the ketchup reaches the desired consistency. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. Pour the ketchup into a container with a tight-fitting lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Discover more delicious, seasonal recipes in Fresh Recipes for Garden Tomatoes.


When she’s not at the Capper’s Farmer offices, editor Traci Smith spends her time cooking, working in the yard and garden, crafting, and relaxing with her dogs, family, and friends.








mother-audience

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

February 15-16, 2020
Belton, Texas

Join us in the Lone Star state to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.

LEARN MORE







Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds