How To Make Ketchup

This simple recipe outlines the necessary steps to make a homemade batch of ketchup. While ketchup can be made in many different ways, this method focuses on producing a delicious outcome from an easy recipe.

Step 1

Gather your ingredients. You will need the following ingredients for the recipe:

  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 2 Tbsp of cider vinegar
  • A pinch of pepper

Step 2

Combine the ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients together and stir the mixture until it is of uniform consistency. You may want to experiment with the amount of tomato paste or salt to get your favorite flavor.

Step 3

Refrigerate the ketchup. After everything has been combined, put the ketchup in a bottle or jar and place it in the refrigerator. Remember that homemade creations don't last as long as store-bought varieties, so don't be shy about eating it!

Hopefully this will provide you with a tasty alternative to store-bought ketchup. Usually you will have to make this recipe a few times before you find your favorite flavor, so don't give up on it right away. Enjoy!

Zach Bauguess is a freelance journalist with articles written on a variety of topics ranging from crafts to cars to cooking.

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