Versatile Homemade Ketchup

Andy Anderson !


Okay, this may seem like a lot of time to spend on making ketchup; however, the time spent is well worth the flavor you get on the other side. Plus, since you’re making it from scratch, you can vary the ingredients to suit the occasion. But more on that later.

HINT: This makes an excellent gift during the holidays.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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20 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



1/2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 small
yellow onion, finely chopped, about 2.5 tablespoons
1 clove
garlic, finely minced, about 1 teaspoon
20 oz
tomato puree, canned or fresh
8 oz
tomato sauce, canned or fresh
1/2 c
apple cider vinegar
1/2 c
fresh clover honey
1 1/2 tsp
salt, kosher variety
1/4 tsp
celery salt
1/4 tsp
mustard powder


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2Gather your ingredients.

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This ketchup can be used in a variety of ways, let’s explore some.

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4ALL-PURPOSE: Make exactly as directed, and use it on just about anything that you would use regular ketchup. Excellent on french fries, and veggies.

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5FISH: Increase the apple cider vinegar to 3/4 cup, and add about a tablespoon of finely chopped dill.

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6SEAFOOD: Make as you would for fish; however, add about a tablespoon of horseradish sauce.

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7Add the olive oil to a pan over medium heat, and then add the diced onions.

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8Sauté until the onions are beginning to soften, and slightly brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.

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9Add the garlic, and continue to sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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10Add the remainder of the ingredients to the saucepan.

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11Stir and combine until, the mixture begins to simmer.

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12Add to the bowl of your slow cooker.

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13Cook on low for six hours.

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15Chef’s Note: For a smoother ketchup, remove from the slow cooker after six hours, and blend in a food processor, or blender until the mixture is nice and smooth.

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16Store in tightly covered jars in the refrigerator, until ready to use. Enjoy.

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17Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American