Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe is Ready in 10 Minutes

Servings: 6 serving(s)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

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Easy homemade ketchup recipe is ready in 10 minutes

Have you ever dunked a french fry in regular ketchup and thought “This can be improved upon”?

A couple of weeks ago my family and I grabbed lunch at a seaside diner when we were on a little weekend road trip, and as I helped my daughter finish her fries I got to thinking about the ketchup. I decided that my kind of ketchup is something a little more flavourful and more wholesome than the standard grocery store variety.

It’s easier than you think to make homemade ketchup. Using just a few ingredients that you may already have in your cupboard, this flavourful recipe can be on the table in about 10 minutes.

This simple recipe for easy homemade ketchup is an excellent stand in for all of your ketchup needs. I have served it with Spicy Molasses-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and I have a batch in the fridge waiting for burger season.

This easy recipe for spicy molasses roasted sweet potatoes makes it easy to eat more vegetables. The marinade has some tang from the vinegar and bite from the mustard and hot sauce which balance the sweet of the potatoes.

Would you prefer a refined sugar-free version? Replace the 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar with honey, maple syrup or date paste.

This recipe is adapted from Chatelaine magazine. (Always well tested, Chatelaine recipes are fail-proof keepers.)

Easy Homemade Ketchup

Ingredients:

  • ½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch allspice
  • 1 156-ml can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (look for GF if necessary)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Instructions:

  1. Warm a medium pot over medium heat and add the oil. When it’s shimmering add the onion and fresh garlic (if using).
  2. Saute for 2-3 minutes then whisk in remaining ingredients.
  3. Let simmer 5-10 minutes.

Ketchup will last in the fridge for up to a month.

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4 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe is Ready in 10 Minutes

  1. THELMA KADEY DIXON says:

    THANKS VERY NICE OF YOU TO SHARE THESE RECIPES.MY LITTLE TOWN OF CHIPMAN WAS AN ISLAND FOR A FEW DAYS AND I HOPE THAT THINGS WILL SOON GET BACK TO NORMAL AND IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN

    MARITIMERS ARE USED TO HARD TIMES AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER SETBACK FOR THEM TO CONTEND WITH BUT THEY WILL PREVAIL

    THELMA KADEY DIXON

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Thelma, Yes, we’re looking forward to “normal” too. It has been a wild month.

  2. Susan Ostafichuk says:

    Love the ketchup recipe! Since it doesn’t seem to have any preservatives like store-bought ketchup, how long will it last in the refrigerator?

    Thanks,
    Susan

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Susan, The ketchup will last about a month in the fridge. Thanks for reminding me to add that info the the recipe.

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