Monday, June 30, 2008

What's for Dinner

Homemade Ketchup

Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 3 hr (includes chilling)
Makes about 2 cups.

1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in purée
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Purée tomatoes (with purée from can) in a blender until smooth.

Cook onion in oil in a 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes.

Add puréed tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, and salt and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until very thick, about 1 hour (stir more frequently toward end of cooking to prevent scorching).

Purée ketchup in 2 batches in blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids).


Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

I've never made homemade catsup. Do you like it better than store bought?

Amanda said...

This is great!

I actually make my own ketchup too, because I don't eat or drink anything with high fructose corn syrup in it!

I was basically wingin' it with my recipe, it is good to see one in print.