Chunky Hot Pineapple Ketchup

Colleen Sowa


This is a very good (and spicy) chunky ketchup! Feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking.

This makes a very nice Christmas gift too!

Use as a ketchup or even as a bar-b-que sauce.

*** If you want less burn, use jalapeno peppers or use less of the habanero (omit seeds).

*** Some of this along with a can of jellied cranberry sauce makes a really great sauce for party meatballs!!

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about 7 pints


20 Min


1 Hr


Stove Top


habanero peppers (all but stem) (very finely minced)
8 clove
garlic (very finely minced)
1 small
onion (very finely minced)
3 can(s)
crushed pineapple (including juice)
2 1/2 c
brown sugar
1 c
apple cider vinegar
1 c
lemon juice
6 large
cans, tomato paste
5 can(s)
1 1/2 Tbsp
canning salt
1 1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1 tsp
ground cloves
2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
dark molasses
1/3 c
corn syrup, light
1/3 c
each: tabasco sauce and worchestershire sauce
1 large
lemon (zest and juice)

Directions Step-By-Step

Put all ingredients in a large stainless steel kettle. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly on medium-high heat. Turn the heat down and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Bring it back up to a boil that can not be stirred down. Turn off heat.
Ladle quickly into sterilized pint jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. Remove bubbles. Wipe rims. Place lids and rings, tighten to fingertip tight.
Place jars in boiling bath, put the lid on canning kettle. Bring to a boil for 30 minutes. Remove the lid, wait 5 minutes. Remove jars to a towel lined surface to sit and cool for 24 hours before moving to store them in pantry. Check jars to make sure they sealed before moving them.
*** Be sure and taste this several times to get the flavor you like, add or take away pepper and spices as desired.

*** This is very good on burgers, chicken, beef and pork... especially when grilled. I wouldn't serve this to children.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy