Homemade Tomato Ketchup

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Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 180 mins
Yields: 18

Ingredients

  • olive oil - 1/2 tablespoon
  • medium shallot - 1, finely chopped
  • garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • organic diced tomatoes - 2 cans
  • grated apple - 1/2 cup
  • fresh red chili - 1/2, deseeded and finely chopped
  • cider vinegar - 1/2 cup
  • water - 1/4 cup
  • clove - 1
  • light brown sugar - 1/2 cup
  • paprika - 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
  • salt - 2 1/2 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper - to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a heavy bottom saucepan heat the olive oil. Add onion, garlic and chili, cook until soft.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients. Cook gently over a medium-low or low heat about 2-3 hours, or until the mixture reduces by half and became thick and dark red.
  3. Stir occasionally. Smooth the texture of the ketchup using a blender.
  4. Pour the ketchup into a fine strainer and press mixture with the back of a spoon to strain out any skins and seeds.
  5. Transfer the strained ketchup to a bowl. Cool completely before tasting.

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