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Old 02-27-2008, 09:11 AM
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I decided to try to make my own ketchup. Of course, I don't have 25 pounds of fresh tomatoes growing in the the garden at the end of February. So, I bought a giant can of tomato paste. The canned tomatoes and the sauce had a ton of sodium and other junk in them. So, I figured the paste was the way to go. i can just dilute it down with water. All of the ketchup recipes I can find call for fresh tomatoes. Does anyone have a recipe that calls for tomato sauce or paste?
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:40 AM
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Follow this link to Hillbillyhousewifes site, she has some awesome recipes from scratch ideas... I totally love her homemade tomato juice recipe and ranch dressing. Very easy to follow too and she's a super nice lady.

http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/homemadeketchup.htm

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Old 02-29-2008, 10:10 AM
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My DS makes katsup from scrach when he gets home I will get the reciep and post it for you.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:12 AM
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Here is one I have in my files; it has been many years since I made it, but I kept the recipe so it had to be good! LOL


Ketchup made with tomato paste

2 small cans (6 oz each) tomato paste
1/4 small sweet onion
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp yellow mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
pinch ground cloves
pinch ground ginger
pinch cayenne
black pepper to taste
Salt

Open the cans of tomato paste and set aside. Using the small holes of a box grater; grate the onion directly into a small bowl to catch all the juices (it'll be mushy) and reserve. Mix the water with the vinegar and reserve. Measure the brown sugar and reserve. Mix the remaining ingredients, except the salt, in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat a small, non-reactive pot (preferably non-stick) over medium high heat until hot about 4 to 5 minutes. Working quickly, add the onion and a pinch of salt and stir constantly with a wooden spoon, till a little of the juices reduce, about 20-30 seconds. Add the dry spices and cook till fragrant, 30 seconds more, stirring. Add the tomato paste all at once, stir well to blend; cook 1 minute. Increase heat to medium high. Add a pinch of salt, the water/vinegar mixture, and the sugars. Mix very well. Adjust seasonings. Remove from heat or bring to a simmer and reduce slightly, till desired thickness is achieved.Cool completely.
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