Homemade ketchup in just 5 minutes!


This homemade ketchup is so easy to make from scratch in a slow cooker. It does come close to lớn those name brands in terms of taste, texture, & color. I"ve never had a tomato paste-based ketchup that I liked so I decided khổng lồ cook down crushed tomatoes instead.

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Skip the bottled stuff and learn how lớn make ketchup at home. This top-rated recipe is beloved by the dienmayducminh.com.vn community for a number of reasons: It's incredibly easy (thanks to lớn your trusty slow cooker), it's made with kitchen staples you likely already have on hand, & it's absolutely delicious.


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What Is Ketchup?

Ketchup is a tomato-based condiment that's primarily used for dipping or spreading, though it's also commonly featured as an ingredient in other sauces & dressings. It's usually made with tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, and spices and seasonings.

Who Invented Ketchup?

Early versions of ketchup weren't made with tomatoes. The original ketchups were fish-, mushroom-, nut-, or fruit-based. Before the 19th-century, "ketchup" could refer to any number of sauces with a thick consistency. An American scientist named James Mease is credited with inventing tomato-based ketchup in 1812. His formula was tweaked over the years & in 1876 the famous company, Heinz, debuted its beloved bottled ketchup. Heinz still leads ketchup production today, selling more than 650 million bottles per year.

Homemade Ketchup Ingredients

Perfect homemade ketchup is easy lớn make with kitchen staples. Here's what you'll need:

TomatoesThis ketchup recipe starts with crushed tomatoes, unlike many other recipes that start with tomato paste. This ingredient swap will get you closer to lớn the flavor and texture of bottled ketchup.

VinegarDistilled white vinegar is essential for ketchup's signature tanginess. Plus, it elongates the shelf life.

Spices and SeasoningsThis flavorful ketchup recipe is seasoned with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, ground đen pepper, mustard powder, và one whole clove.

How to lớn Make Ketchup

In this recipe, we opt to cook the ketchup in a slow cooker instead of on the stove. Not only does the Crock-Pot take out a lot of the legwork, it also ensures the perfect thick consistency every time. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this ketchup recipe:

Pour the tomatoes into the slow cooker, mixing ¼ cup of water with each can. Showroom the spices and seasonings, then stir lớn combine. Cook uncovered on high until the mixture is reduced and thick (10 khổng lồ 12 hours), stirring frequently. Smooth the finished ketchup with an immersion blender and strain.

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Does Ketchup Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes, homemade ketchup should be refrigerated. Store your ketchup in an airtight container in the fridge for up lớn three weeks.

Can You Freeze Ketchup?

Homemade ketchup will freeze well for up lớn six months. You can freeze it in zip-top freezer bags.

dienmayducminh.com.vn Community Tips & Praise

"Wow," raves angie. "This recipe came out great. I have two little kids and wanted khổng lồ make a ketchup without high fructose corn syrup, & to use in our homemade BBQ & sloppy Joe sauces. It tastes just like the bottled stuff."

"Great tasting ketchup," according to lớn Sandra Hagan. "Didn"t turn out as thick as I liked so I put some of the ketchup in a sauce pot & thickened it with cornstarch. I stirred it into the rest of the ketchup và it was perfect!"

"Great recipe," says Melissa Buckler. "I had lớn change a couple of things based on what I had in my pantry & I cut the sugar in half. Love it though! So happy khổng lồ have found an easy & tasty recipe for ketchup."

2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

½ cup water, divided

⅔ cup trắng sugar

¾ cup distilled trắng vinegar

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 ¾ teaspoons salt

⅛ teaspoon celery salt

⅛ teaspoon mustard powder

¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper

1 whole clove

Pour tomatoes into slow cooker. Swirl 1/4 cup water in each emptied can và pour into the slow cooker. địa chỉ cửa hàng sugar, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, mustard powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, và whole clove; whisk to combine.

Cook on High, uncovered, until mixture is reduced by half & very thick, 10 to lớn 12 hours. Stir every hour or so.

Ladle ketchup into a fine strainer and press mixture with the back of a ladle lớn strain out any skins và seeds.

Nutrition FactsServings Per Recipe48Calories16
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate4g1%
Dietary Fiber0g1%
Total Sugars3g
Vitamin C1mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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