5 Minute Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup in 5 minutes!Homemade (nearly from scratch) ketchup made in just 5 minutes!  And I say nearly from scratch because this is if you have pre-made tomato paste.  Tomato paste from Scratch takes quite a bit of time, and honestly, it’s one of the  few things I will opt to buy over making.  Why? ‘Cause it takes forever.  And I had the unfortunate experience of buying 25 lbs of tomatoes, spending an entire weekend in my kitchen making paste, to only get about a pint and a half from it >grumble<.  So now, more times than not, I opt to buy it.  Buuuttt even though I don’t make it every time I use it, the important thing to me is that I understand how it’s made.  Plus, a can of organic tomato paste has just two ingredients in it, the tomato paste, and citric acid.  I’m totally OK with that.

But ketchup, well most ketchup has high fructose corn syrup, so we make our own.  We’ve made it before totally from scratch, but let me tell you it did not take 5 minutes.  Which was OK since it was fun to make, but on a busy weeknight when I have a serious hankering for some French Fries but don’t want to do much cooking other than slice potatoes and throw them in the oven, this ketchup makes me very happy.5 minute ketchupIt starts with just some apple cider vinegar (or white, or a mixture of water and vinegar, totally depends on your personal taste)Homemade ketchup in 5 minutes!and then loads of spices…
Homemade Ketchup in 5 minutes…mix and you’re done. Homemade ketchup in 5 minutes5 minutes.  But I think I spent most of that time finding the spices I wanted.Homemade ketchup in 5 minutesWith some super simple homemade fries, French Fry craving thwarted.  Homemade Ketchup in less than 5 minutes!Plus, now we have some Homemade Ketchup in the fridge!  Kept in an airtight container, it’ll last about a month.  Then it’ll be ready for some Homemade BBQ Sauce, to top on burgers, or for my next French Fry craving!

5 Minute Homemade Ketchup
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DIY Ketchup!
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 10-12 oz. of tomato paste
  2. 2/3 cup of apple cider vinegar (See Notes)
  3. 1 tablespoon of sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  9. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  12. pinch of ground all spice
  1. In a large bowl add tomato paste.
  2. Pour in vinegar and mix well.
  3. Add the rest of ingredients and mix well.
  4. Taste and add additional spices if desired.
  5. Use as a side or condiment and store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for a month.
  1. I used apple cider vinegar because we like a tangier ketchup. You can use white vinegar also or even cut the vinegar with some water. Also, this made for a thicker ketchup. If you like a looser ketchup, add another 1/4 cup of liquid.
  2. The spices can be altered for taste. Add more sugar for a sweeter ketchup. Add more cayenne for a spicier ketchup. It's totally up to you!
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