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Homemade Ketchup

Posted by Trish on February 9, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I started making my own ketchup ever since we started the clean eating lifestyle. Please don't roll your eyes at me.  Hear me out, making your own ketchup lets you customize it to your taste and control the ingredients going into it.  How about bacon-flavoured ketcup?  I think that would be amazing!!

This one has a bit of a kick and is sugar-free.  It definitely does not taste like Heinz, which I love.  But it taste as real food should.  And it's still damn good.


Homemade Ketchup 


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 apple cored and diced (don't worry about peeling)
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and apple and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, bring to boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, stirring occasionally, for 45 to 60 minutes.


2. Puree in food processor until smooth.


3. Wash and dry saucepan, then place a fine mesh strainer over top. Pour ketchup in the strainer and, using a spatula, force through all of the ketchup.


4. Taste ketchup and adjust seasonings if necessary. Pour ketchup into a jar, seal, and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

This makes A LOT of ketchup. So if you don't think you can go through the entire batch in 1 month, then split it into 2 jars, and freeze one of them.  To use, defrost in the fridge approximately 2 days before you need it, and it will keep well for another 3 - 4 weeks.

What to do with it?

Use it as you would with your normal store-bought ketchup.  Have it with your fries, chicken nuggets or add it to your meat loaf.

P.s. Yes I know I'm deviating from my normal theme.  This has NOTHING to do with desserts or baking.  And it's healthy. IEW!! What are you doing Patrissherie???  I will continue to post the desserts and baked goods, but I wanted to share recipes with those who may have difficulty enjoying the things that they love due to dietary restrictions.    


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