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Homemade Ketchup

Updated: Jan 23, 2023


Who doesn't love the sweet sour tomato taste of Ketchup on a cheeseburger or French fries? When you make your own to can make it spicy adding a chipotle pepper for a little heat. You are in control of how tangy, spicy or sweet your ketchup should be.


You can probably find ketchup in 97 percent of U.S. refrigerator's and mostly in all barbecue sauce. It is an American favorite condiment.


Ketchup enhances the flavor of any dish, whether it's a hotdogs, cheeseburger, French fries, Fried potatoes.


Did You Know!

Ketchup was completely tomato free. It comes from the Hokkien Chinese word, ke-tsiap, the name of a sauce derived from fermented fish. It is believed that the traders brought fish sauce from Vietnam to southeastern China. When the traders returned home they tried to replicate the fermented dark sauce.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will homemade ketchup last in the fridge?

Using proper storage, homemade ketchup can last up to 7 days in the fridge.


Can I freeze homemade ketchup?

When homemade ketchup is properly stored in an airtight container or freezer bag it can be stored up to six months. I would not store in a glass container it may explode in the freezer






Ingredients Homemade Ketchup

  • Tomato paste- the base to the ketchup

  • Honey & Sugar- gives the ketchup a little sweetness

  • White Vinegar- provides the acidity needed to balance the recipe

  • Onion Powder- adds a sweet and savory flavor

  • Garlic Powder- enrich the taste of the ketchup

  • Water- balance the consistency of the ketchup

  • Salt and Black Pepper- to enhance and brighten the flavors


Let's Cook!

Step 1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.

Step 2 Blend the ingredients over medium heat, stirring frequently for 20 minutes. Allow the Ketchup to cool. Refrigerate and serve when ready. Tip: Spice it add add one or two chipotle peppers in adobe sauce.

Serve over favorite dish


Bon Appetite, ENJOY!




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