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Homemade Ketchup Recipe
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Homemade Ketchup

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"This ketchup does come close to those name brands in terms of taste, texture and color. I've never had a tomato paste-based ketchup that I liked, so I decided to cook down crushed tomatoes instead. By using the slow cooker, we take most of the labor out of the process."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings

Directions

  1. Pour ground tomatoes into slow cooker. Swirl 1/4 cup water in each emptied can and pour into slow cooker. Add sugar, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, mustard powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and whole clove; whisk to combine.
  2. Cook on high, uncovered, until mixture is reduced by half and very thick, 10 to 12 hours. Stir every hour or so.
  3. Smooth the texture of the ketchup using an immersion blender, about 20 seconds.
  4. Ladle the ketchup into a fine strainer and press mixture with the back of a ladle to strain out any skins and seeds.
  5. Transfer the strained ketchup to a bowl. Cool completely before tasting to adjust salt, black pepper, or cayenne pepper.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 12 hrs
  • READY IN 12 hrs 10 mins
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May 20, 2013

This turned out great! I used minced green onions, garlic, and celery instead of the garlic powder, onion powder, and celery salt. I didn't puree it because I kind of like the chunky consistency. I think next time I will try peeled pureed tomatoes and cut the sugar a bit. All in all, easy and delicious!

 
Jul 03, 2013

This reminds me of really good BBQ sauce! It was very sweet. I would like to also try it with less sugar. I used a saucepot instead which sped up the cooking process so I don't know what difference that made. You could get away without peeling the skin and straining the mixture. It would just be chunky if you like that texture.

 
Oct 01, 2013

Chef John loved your video! I too am one more fool by making homemade ketchup, and I must say I'm sure glad I did it with your recipe. I used my own homegrown tomatoes, mashed and strained them with my "Sauce Master" so I simply measured 28oz twice (8 cups) then doubled that as I had 30 cups of puree to use up. Spices & seasonings are just right. Thanks again Chef John! Now at least I can say I've made h/m ketchup lol.

 
Jan 30, 2014

Wow! This recipe came out great. I have two little kids and wanted to make a ketchup without high fructose corn syrup, and to use in our homemade BBQ and sloppy joe sauces. It tastes just like the bottled stuff. I skipped the white sugar & put in 1/3 c of honey instead, to make it even less processed. Canned crushed tomatoes made it easier to strain at the end, and the consistency is pretty good. I would skip the added water next time when using the honey. This is a keeper! I'm so excited that I found this recipe & it was so easy using the slow cooker.

 
Oct 23, 2013

Have not tasted it post-cooking, but it smells and tastes like good ketchup as it is cooking! Just wanted to note that the ingredient list does not include cayenne, yet the directions call for adding cayenne. Perhaps other reviewers have already noted this. I had to guess at the amount.

 
Apr 13, 2014

The flavor is perfect! The taste of vinegar is slightly less than store bought and this is a little more sweet. I think this is way better than store bought and very easy. The only alteration I made was starting with tomato sauce instead of peeled ground tomatoes and cooked it on the stove. I was able to reduce the cooking time to 2-3 hours this way and I didn't have to strain anything because it was already smooth. This will definitely be a staple in my home. I used it with cheeseburgers and fries tonight and later this week I will be making Honey BBQ with it!

 
Oct 26, 2013

Fantastic! Making this one step healthier and one step easier. I don't eat sugar or processed foods from the store. Switched out sugar for Agave, put all except tomatoes in cheese cloth, then took out after cooking, squeezing yum back in! Thanks for the recipe! One step Healthier and loving it!!

 
Sep 14, 2013

Great tasting ketchup! Didn't turn out as thick as I liked so I put some of the ketchup in a sauce pot and thickened it with cornstarch. Stirred it into the rest of the ketchup and it was perfect!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 16 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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