This Homemade tomato ketchup recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients. You can skip the added preservatives and save money with this easy homemade ketchup recipe.
Why This Recipe
This simple homemade ketchup recipe is incredibly easy and is made with fresh tomatoes and just a few ingredients. You can make this homemade ketchup recipe without high fructose corn syrup.
You can change up the homemade version to your and your family’s tastes. The result is a delicious and easy homemade ketchup that is perfect for everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to french fries and onion rings. It adds such a great flavor to many dishes.
By making your own, you can keep the recipe to simple ingredients and save money while at it. If you have not yet tried to make your own ketchup, I say give it a try!
This easy ketchup recipe also makes a nice gift idea for friends. Just double or triple the recipe and place contents into cute jars with lids.
Ingredients For Homemade Tomato Ketchup
This recipe only requires a few ingredients.
Tomatoes – I like using whatever variety is on sale.
Garlic – White sugar.
Apple Cider Vinegar-
Brown Sugar –
Spices -allspice, ginger, nutmeg, salt and black pepper.
Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed
- Large stockpot
- Mesh strainer
- Plastic or wooden spoon
- glass jar or mason jar
How to Make Homemade Ketchup
- Wash tomatoes and place in a large pot with
- Cook tomatoes on medium heat uncovered in a large stock pot for 10-15 minutes.
- Mash the tomatoes down while they are cooking.
- Add seasoning and spices and bring to a boil.
5. Strain through a mesh strainer into a smaller pot. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until thick, stirring occasionally, for about an hour. Puree in a food processor or blender
Homemade Tomato Ketchup
- 2.5 pounds tomatoes
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 shallot diced
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- Cook tomatoes on medium heat uncovered in a large stock pot 10-15 mins Mash them to help them cook down.
- Strain through a mesh strainer into a smaller pot
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until thick, stirring occasionally, about an hour. Puree in a food processor or blender
- Transfer to jars to cool.
- Ketchup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge
- White vinegar can be used in lieu of apple cider vinegar, but it will have more of a tang, this can be balanced with added sugar.
Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts
- You can also use an immersion blender for this recipe
- You can store the syrup in a plastic squeeze bottle for easy use.
- Store in an airtight container
Can I use Tomato Paste to Make ketchup?
Yes, you can substitute tomato paste for the tomato sauce mixture. You can also use pureed tomatoes, just skip the first 3 steps outlined above. Add the spices and cook for about one hour.
Can I add Spices to this Homemade Ketchup Recipe?
Yes, you can make spicy tomato ketchup by adding a pinch or two of cayenne pepper or a couple of splashes of hot sauce to this recipe.
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