Homemade Ketchup from Scratch Step-by-step
Updated: Dec 19, 2018
What??? we run out of ketchup again!
I went by the supermarket and would like to buy a bottle of ketchup but then I couldn't find any ketchup in a glass bottle in that super market (It might have in other supermarket, I don't know). All of them are in plastic bottles. What to do? I went to the vegetable section and bought tomato instead.
There are many benefits of making our own ketchup. It is cheaper, safer, and environmental friendlier. Tomato can be found in any grocery store with a very cheap price. Also making ketchup by ourselves, we know what are in it and we don't put any preservation so it's good. The last and important thing is NO EXTRA PLASTIC BOTTLE is used! Cool...!
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tbsp of sugar (I use brown sugar and if you don't like it sweet, put less)
1 tsp of paprika
1 tbsp of vinegar
1 tsp of garlic powder
How to do it
Step 1: Chop the tomato into small pieces and put it in a pot then boil it with only a little bit of water and let it boil for 5 minutes
Step 2: Take the pot of the stove and blend it until smooth. For each type of blender's precaution, keep it to cold before blend if needed.
Step 3: Sift the tomato puree if you want a smooth texture as ketchup in store. For me, I don't mind the chunky bit of tomato's skin and seeds so i skip this part.
Step 4: Put it back on the stove with medium heat and add salt, sugar, paprika, vinegar and garlic powder in. Bring it to boil and then reduce heat to low and stir it frequently until the water is all evaporated. Turn off the heat when it reaches the consistency you want.
Step 5: Let it cool down, transfer to a glass container, and store it in the fridge. It can be stored in the fridge up to one month.