Best Homemade Ketchup
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Pure and natural, REAL, thick, rich, no high fructose corn syrup, or "other natural flavors," Best Homemade Ketchup is well worth a little effort. Your takers will be smitten with this amazing stuff after their first bite of burger, fries, yep, it's finger lickin' good. Consider adding different spices and making it your own. Enjoy!
Recipe type: Condiment and Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-1/4 cups
  • 3 cups distilled vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ tablespoons ground nutmeg
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 cups tomato paste
  1. Bring vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a boil.
  2. Whisk in spices. Once spices are mixed well, whisk in the tomato paste and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer the ketchup for at least 10 minutes, over low heat and stir frequently, till your reach your desired thickness.
  4. Cool, bottle, and keep refrigerated.
For 3 cups of tomato paste, you will need 4 (6-ounce) cans.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at