This easy homemade ketchup recipe is great to use to make homemade ketchup whether you have unexpectedly run out of catsup or you just want to save some money!
Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 Tbsp. sugar
very small dash of cinnamon
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vinegar
Pour tomato sauce into a small saucepan and boil away some of the water until it begins to thicken. Add the sugar, cinnamon and vinegar. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes longer. Refrigerate. Warning: Go easy on the cinnamon because it’s easy to put in too much. Then every time you eat it you’re thinking “cinnamon” instead of “ketchup.”
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When I buy oranges or onions in a mesh bag, I use the mesh bag to wash dishes with. I cut off the plastic parts and use the mesh. I also keep a bottle of
3 Tbs. of vinegar and water to disinfect the shower, toilet and counter tops.
It is great for my wooden floors also. I even put a cup of vinegar in the wash
to take out all the scum from the soap. When I have a sore throat or a cold, I take 2 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar to cup of warm water. I gargle, then I drink a mouthful and repeat til the water is all gone. If I still feel sick I
will repeat this every half hour til the sore throat goes away……
I have a few small cans of tomato paste and wonder if I could make the ketchup with one of those instead?
Yes you can Rachel, you may have to add about a half of can (tomato paste can) of water to make it less thick is all. I interchange the two all the time. Tomato paste is just thicker then the sauce so adding water makes it just right.
Sounds easy and yummy.
How long will this last in the fridge?
This lasts as long as regular ketchup that has been opened and stored in the fridge lasts. It has an acid base like pickles so it will last almost forever in the fridge. Like I said it lasts the same as regular but what is nice about this is you can make as little or much as you want so if you are a single you can make up a smaller amount if you need to.
I have 3 of the #10 cans of tomato sauce and would love to do a large canning of ketchup or even spaghetti sauce for storage. Do you have a recipe to can the ketchup – either pressure can or water bath??
I have a recipe for ketchup but not for canning it.
You can also freeze ketchup which is what I do.
Alesia I don’t see why you can’t can it. I would use a water bath. I make bbq sauce and can it. Sounds interesting I wonder is you use just a small pinch of cinn. I may have to try this next time i’m out of ketchup. I live 30 miles from town and i’m not driving to go get some!
I know when we first started using the recipe I thought the cinnamon was unusual but it tastes really good. It is just enough to make it have a real ketchup flavor without tasting like cinnamon.
I’m guessing you are using cider vinegar?
No regular vinegar. Usually when a recipe says vinegar it is regular vinegar. When it uses cider vinegar we will say cider vinegar because the 2 are not always inter changeable especially in recipes.
I like to add a TINY pinch of clove…that’s Heinz’s secret I think. Thank you for the simple recipe!!
Can you use fresh tomatoes thats been pureed and strained to remove the seeds?
I have almost 2 gallons.
Thanks in advance!
I don’t know why you couldn’t. I would try a small batch and see
joseph the recipe critic
does it work with cherry tomatoes
You would have to use a different recipe because this calls for tomato paste or sauce so it would be more involved using fresh tomatoes