Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Makes about 2 cups

Prep time 10 minutes          Cook time 20 minutes


2 lb. ripe plum tomatoes, peeled

1-cup onion chopped

½ -cup red wine vinegar

1-tablespoon sugar

1-teaspoon paprika

1-teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Pinch ground allspice

½ teaspoon Salt

Black pepper

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add tomatoes let boil for 1 minute.  Remove the tomatoes and peel the skin off.  Cut each tomato in half and remove some of the seeds and dice tomatoes. Transfer to a pot. Add the onion and bring to a boil.

Add vinegar, sugar, pinch of black pepper and salt, allspice and Tabasco.  Allow cooking for 20 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and puree in a blender.  Pour ketchup in a glass jar or container cover and store in refrigerator.

Note: I have used this ketchup as a tomato sauce for a spicy twist to hot or cold pasta dishes.