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Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Ingredients ~

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1½ Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1½ cups tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cups apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and pepper

Method ~

Heat the olive oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion; cook until golden, about 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and smoked paprika; cook, stirring, until slightly caramelized, about 2 minutes.

Purée in a blender along with the chopped tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and water, until smooth. Return to saucepan and bring to a simmer; cook until reduced by half, 35-40 minutes.

Makes about 1 ½ cups

From Saveur, Volume 157, page 64

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