Heirloom Tomato Ketchup from Organic Homesteading

Heirloom Tomato Ketchup From Organic Homesteading Recipe

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Mary Mijal


Store bought and homemade ketchup both contain lycopene, an antioxidant
associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases. This recipe has half the
salt of regular ketchup.


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1 Cup
45 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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garlic cloves
1/2 tsp
yellow mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
celery seeds
1/4 tsp
whole allspice
1/4 tsp
black peppercorns
3 lb
heirloom tomatoes cut in chunks (about 4-1/2 cups)
2 c
onion, chopped (1 medium)
1 c
red bell peppers, chopped
1/3 c
cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
sugar (substitute honey, stevia, or maple syrup)
1/2 tsp
salt (or to taste)

How to Make Heirloom Tomato Ketchup from Organic Homesteading


  • 1Chop garlic; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 2Place mustard seeds and next 3 ingredients on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely.
  • 3Combine cheesecloth bag, garlic, tomatoes and next 3 ingredients in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil.
    Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
    Remove cheesecloth bag and set aside.
  • 4Place half of the tomato mixture in a blender. Remove center piece or blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over the opening (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth.
  • 5Strain smooth mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
  • 6Repeat procedure with remaining tomato mixture.
  • 7Return mixture to pan. Add cheesecloth bag, sugar and salt, bring to a boil.
  • 8Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until reduced to 1 cup (about 45 minutes. Makes 1 cup.

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About Heirloom Tomato Ketchup from Organic Homesteading

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom

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