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Friday, July 13, 2012

Tomato ketchup(s)


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6 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 medium onions, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup water
3 pounds tomatoes, quartered
5 Tablespoons vinegar
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 Tablespoon allspice berries
1/2 Tablespoon whole cloves
1/2 Tablespoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon salt

Carefully wash, core and quarter your tomatoes. Placing them in a heavy stock pot. Using a potato masher, smoosh the heck out of them. Cook over a medium heat. Bring to a light boil for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile. . .

Put you celery, onion and water in a medium saucepan. Cook over a medium heat. stir the mix occasionally. Cook until almost soft, 25 minutes.

Add the celery and onions to you mashed tomatoes, continue cooking until the vegetables are completely softened, 15 minutes. Strain tomato mixture in small batches through food mill into another small stock pot.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Place the pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring often to be sure that the ketchup is not sticking to the bottom of the pan, until the mixture thickens, kind of, for 15 to 20 minutes. Ladle into your sterilized pint jars, and process in a hot water bath for at least 40 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 pints.

Need a simpler recipe? Very basic tomato ketchup>>>

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No tomatoes but love ketchup? Not a problem, I am the ketchup queen>>> I know it doesn't say it, but I indeed wrote the article.


Stephanie said...

Hi, I've been lurking for a few months. I'm not one to comment, but....OMG! I think I love you! I am a ketchup fanatic that is allergic to tomatoes. I know, life can be so cruel. I have always wanted an alternative, but nothing holds a candle to that delicious red menace. I am going to dig in to these big time! Thank you so much!


Phelan said...

Hi Stephanie. But you know what I just noticed, the links to the recipes are competency wrong. Sigh. No ingredent lists, and wrong directions for the ketchup.

So, what I will do, is publish them here for you.

ChicagoMike said...

I am shocked that there is no garlic or cinnamon in there. I will have to give this a try, mainly because it only needs three pounds of tomatoes.

Donna said...

I have never made my own ketchup,but I think this year I am going to give it a shot.Thanks for the inspiration!

HermitJim said...

Once again you have put another great recipe on here! You are a constant surprise, my friend, and this recipe might be one of the best yet!

After all, who doesn't love ketchup?


Stephanie said...

Thanks Phelan. that is so nice of you. I will look out for the recipes in a future post.


tammy sons said...

Thats a great recipe. Id written this down last month and then forgot it but thankfully I found it again friday. I made some and we are hooked

thank you!

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