or is it catsup?
Learn how to make homemade ketchup from
Avoid artificial ingredients.
Take a look at your store bought ketchup ingredients.
fructose corn syrup was the second ingredient on the brand I was using.
That is when I decided to investigate canning my own homemade
I tried several times before I came up with this recipe that
finally met with the approval of my crew.
Ketchup can be
processed safely in
makes about 3 pints which is a small batch. It can be processed or just
refill your ketchup bottle and store in the fridge.
it, double it the next time. That way you can process 6
I don't like running a half full canner. Seems so
your canning supplies
4 quarts tomato puree.
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped sweet pepper
1 1/2 cups vinegar
1 T celery salt
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 stick cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
preparing jars, and get water in your canner
for full directions)
Combine 1 quart tomatoes, onion, sweet pepper. Simmer until
vegetables are soft.
Press all tomatoes and tomatoes with onion and sweet pepper through a
food mill to remove seeds and/or skins.
Bring to a boil in a stock pot. Boil rapidly until thickened,
stirring often. It will reduce quantity by half. This may
take an hour or so.
Add vinegar, salt, sugar and other seasonings. Add
Place sauce in a slow cooker on high with the cover removed.
Cook until thickened to your desired consistency. Again
stirring often. This may take another hour or even several
Remove cinnamon stick.
You can then put into a jar and refrigerate for use or you may process
in pint jars. I saved my last ketchup bottle from the store and refill
it from this recipe.
If you want to process for storage on the shelf use the following
Pour hot ketchup into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Remove air bubbles with a plastic knife or other small tool.
I like to use an orange peeler. Wipe rims clean and process
pints- process for 10 minutes
Adjustments for Boiling
Water Bath Canner
Altitude in Feet
Increase processing time
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