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!!


★★★★★ 3 votes

about 7 pints
20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 6
    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)

How to Make Chunky Hot Pineapple Ketchup


  1. 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.
  2. Ladle quickly into sterilized pint jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. Remove bubbles. Wipe rims. Place lids and rings, tighten to fingertip tight.
  3. 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.
  4. *** 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.

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About Chunky Hot Pineapple Ketchup

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

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