Why buy it in the bottle when you can have your own 5 Minute Homemade Ketchup that you can tailor to your own specific taste?
5 Minute Homemade Ketchup that’s made (almost) from scratch! Ok it’s “almost” because making your own 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? Because in addition to the time, it’s far from cost effective. So we chose to buy it – but if you feel like giving it a shot, go for it!
What is ketchup? Well, our ketchup is tomato paste, vinegar, and a load of spices. That ketchup from the store? It has high fructose corn syrup – that’s why we make our own.
What I love most about this recipe is that you can easily adjust it to your own taste! With a base of tomato paste and some vinegar, then you can add whatever spices you want for your own taste.
- Sugar – add more for sweetness!
- Cayenne – add a little more for heat!
- Celery salt – sometimes I like to add more of this a little less salt
- Mustard powder
- Onion and Garlic powder
- All spice – just a smidge!
- Salt and Pepper – to taste
How to Make
5 minutes means there’s not a lot to it!
Step 1: Add vinegar to tomato paste.
Step 2: Add spices and mix.
Honestly, I think I spent most of that time finding the spices I wanted than everything else. Paired with some simple homemade fries and, well, is there anything better than ketchup and fries?
Put the Ketchup to Use
Now that you have your own ketchup, you can make these other condiments, too!
Kept in an airtight container in a fridge and it will last a month.
Start small when you add the vinegar. You can always add a little more if you want a little more tang.
For the best texture and taste, we prefer dried.
5 Minute Homemade Ketchup
- 10-12 oz. of tomato paste
- 1/8 – 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar add 1/8 cup first – the full 1/3 makes a tangier ketchup (which we like). If you want more tang, add a little more at a time. White vinegar can also be used.
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- pinch of ground all spice
- In a large bowl add tomato paste.
- Pour in vinegar and mix well.
- Add the rest of ingredients and mix well.
- Taste and add additional spices if desired.
- Use as a side or condiment and store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for a month.