Recipe For Home Made Tomato Ketchup

In my endeavor to make everything at home I found myself waiting patiently for my store bought tomato ketchup to run out. This is not an ingredient I use often as I only really have ketchup with my hotdogs. I like a traditional sausage with sauerkraut, mustard, mayonnaise and tomato ketchup between a soft wholewheat roll. I acquired this taste when I was in New York in the late 1980’s as the street vendors hotdogs are something to be sampled over and over again. Most recently this is only ever a weekend indulgence and not something we have every weekend either. I must say that I battle to find sugar free ketchup and I try and not read the ingredients included in any store bought produce, other than to see if it has sugar in it. The other ingredients would probably put me off purchasing the item, but as it is only the sugar I have a problem with, this is all I look for. But, it is because of all the other ingredients that I have wanted to make my own ketchup. This will not keep forever on your shelf. You need to refrigerate it, and use within 6 months. But, it contains only goodness! As you can see, this tomato ketchup is not red – I used orange tomatoes, and that influenced the colour. I am sure that the riper your tomatoes are, the redder this ketchup will be. What I can tell you is that it tastes amazing. Not at all like your store bought equivalent, so it may take some getting used to.

Do you prefer home made or store bought condiments?

Home Made Tomato Ketchup
Home Made Tomato Ketchup

Home Made Tomato Ketchup
 
Ingredients
  • 500g ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 40g sugar - I used fructose
  • 15mls English mustard powder
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1.25mls salt
  • 2.5mls ground allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50mls red wine vinegar
  • 5mls tomato purée
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Method
  1. Place the tomatoes, onions, sugar, mustard powder, garlic, salt, allspice, bay leaf, vinegar and tomato purée into a sauce pan
  2. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat
  3. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes
  4. Allow to cool and remove the bay leaf
  5. Purée in a blender until smooth
  6. Pass through a chinois and put back into the sauce pan
  7. Add the Tabasco and the Worcestershire sauce
  8. Bring to the boil and leave to thicken
  9. Place into sterilized glass jars
My Notes
The colour of the tomato skin will affect the colour of the ketchup
This will keep for 6 months. Replace the allspice with smoked paprika.

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29 thoughts on “Recipe For Home Made Tomato Ketchup

  1. I have boxes of tomatoes ripening in my basement, and was thrilled to find your recipe. Will definitely give this a go! Thanks!

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    1. Please let me know how it works out!

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  2. I remember my mother making ketchup a long, long time ago! Aren’t homemade things the BEST? Your ketchup looks yummy! Oh, and that banner picture is amazing! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and the visit – somehow this comment slipped me by 🙂

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  3. wow, I’ve never made my own ketchup before, what an awesome idea! Thanks for participating in Monthly Mingle 🙂

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    1. Thank you for such an amazing theme!

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  4. I preferred homemade all the time, anytime. Keeping food pure like you have done here is the best way to go.

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    1. thanks for the visit Clarkie, I agree 🙂

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  5. That’s a good question. It depends, really. I’d prefer to make or grow everything myself, but I don’t have the time or the space. But I do grow some things [like parsley, lemon thyme etc] and make others [reasons vary from “I prefer my own version”, “it’s too expensive to buy all the time”, or “it’s healthier”.

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    1. thank you so much for the visit Alex, and the input. Space is always an issue I think 🙂

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  6. That’s a great color!

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    1. Thank you!

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  7. I’ve always wanted to try making my own ketchup! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    1. my pleasure Allie 🙂

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  8. I bet this tastes fabulous Tandy! Homemade always trumps store bought.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. I so agree!

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  9. I love the color! You’re right, all the extra ingredients they put in ketchup is really off-putting. Give me the home-made version with tomatoes and spices any day. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

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    1. thank you for saying that! It takes some getting used to the colour but the flavour is what counts 🙂

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  10. This sounds really great, Tandy. Copied for future use. Thanks so much. 🙂

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    1. it is a pleasure AD 🙂

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  11. Really great idea. Would prefer homemade any day. Home made baked beans are fabulous.

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    1. I am sure I could try those as well!

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  12. I didn’t know this was even possible! Goodbye Heinz 😉

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. and so easy!

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  13. Home made wins over store bought every time. You have me drooling for a hot dog now!

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    1. Come on over …..

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  14. Home made ketchup is where it all began,You’re just keeping up the tradition:)

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    1. I did not know that, thank you Roger 🙂

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