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Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Ditch the store-bought bottles and experience the delight of making your own tomato ketchup at home. This homemade ketchup recipe is incredibly flavorful, using fresh tomatoes and a blend of spices to create a condiment that elevates any dish. Say goodbye to preservatives and artificial flavors and savor the authentic taste of homemade tomato ketchup.
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Homemade tomato ketchup is a tangy and sweet condiment that adds a burst of flavor to burgers, fries, sandwiches, and more. This easy recipe allows you to create a delicious ketchup from scratch using fresh tomatoes and a handful of pantry staples. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing exactly what goes into your ketchup while delighting in its rich and vibrant taste.


2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Cook Time:

1 Hrs 0 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



In a large saucepan, combine the chopped tomatoes and finely chopped onion. Cook over medium heat until the tomatoes have softened and released their juices, stirring occasionally.


Using a blender or an immersion blender, puree the cooked tomatoes and onions until smooth.


Return the tomato mixture to the saucepan and add apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and ground allspice.


Stir well to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.


Reduce the heat to low and let the ketchup simmer uncovered for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until it thickens to your desired consistency.


Once thickened, remove the saucepan from heat and let the ketchup cool down.


Transfer the homemade tomato ketchup to sterilized jars or airtight containers for storage.

Tips for this recipe

Adjust the sweetness or tanginess of the ketchup by adding more brown sugar or apple cider vinegar, according to your taste preferences.

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