Servings: 6 serving(s)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 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.
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
- 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
- Warm a medium pot over medium heat and add the oil. When it’s shimmering add the onion and fresh garlic (if using).
- Saute for 2-3 minutes then whisk in remaining ingredients.
- Let simmer 5-10 minutes.
Ketchup will last in the fridge for up to a month.
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