Homemade ketchup

Homemade ketchup is not only a delicious and versatile condiment, but it also offers a fantastic opportunity to make the most of the surplus tomatoes from your own garden. By turning fresh, ripe tomatoes into this flavorful and flavorful sauce, you can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing exactly what’s in your ketchup, all without any additives or preservatives. Whether smooth or chunky, homemade ketchup gives burgers, fries and other favorite dishes a unique taste. Enjoy the freshness and refine your culinary creations with this easy-to-prepare homemade ketchup recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 large onions, very coarsely chopped
  • 250g celery, very coarsely chopped
  • 5 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 short cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 kg ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 200 ml white wine vinegar
  • 200g golden powdered sugar

Tip

Sterilize glass
Follow the procedure to sterilize jars
them through the
dishwasher, or
wash in hot soapy water
water and let dry
in the warm oven.
Fill the glasses as you go
her and the ketchup
Are still warm, seal,
then keep it cool,
dark place.

Preparation steps

  1. Place onions and celery in a food processor and chop finely.
  2. Heat the oil in a very large pot, add the onions and celery, cover and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, cook for another 5 minutes, then add the spices and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Now stir in all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, until the tomatoes are mushy and the liquid has subsided by a few centimeters.
  6. Blend the mixture with a hand blender until smooth and then sieve into a bowl.
  7. The ketchup will thicken a little as it cools, but if your ketchup seems very runny (this depends on the juiciness of your tomatoes), return it to the heat and let it cook a little longer, stirring often, until thickened.
  8. Store the ketchup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months or freeze in portions.
  9. If you wish, you can store it in sterilized bottles or jars for up to 6 months – see tip below.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
25 1g 0g 4g 4g 0g 0g 0.08g

Equipment and tools

  • dulcimer
  • Sharp knife
  • Big pot
  • wooden spoon
  • Blender or food processor
  • Glass for storage

Allergen information

This homemade ketchup recipe contains celery and may not be suitable for those with celery allergies.

Storage and leftovers

To store homemade ketchup, it is important to properly sterilize the jars. You can either clean them in the dishwasher or wash them in hot, soapy water and dry them in a warm oven. Fill the jars with the ketchup while it is still warm, close them tightly and then store them in a cool, dark place. This ketchup has a shelf life of several months. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Health Benefits of Homemade Ketchup

Homemade ketchup is not only delicious but also has several health benefits. By knowing exactly what’s in your ketchup, you can avoid artificial additives, preservatives, and excessive sugar content often found in commercially produced ketchup. Here are some of the health benefits associated with homemade ketchup:

1. Nutrient-rich tomatoes

The main ingredient in homemade ketchup is ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes are packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium. These nutrients contribute to improved immune function, heart health and overall well-being.

2. Antioxidant properties

The combination of tomatoes, onions, celery, garlic and spices in homemade ketchup provides a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body from damage caused by harmful free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

3. Reduces sodium intake

Commercial ketchup often contains large amounts of sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems. By making your own ketchup, you can control salt addition and reduce your sodium intake.

4. Reduces added sugar

Many store-bought ketchups contain too much sugar, which can lead to weight gain, diabetes and other health problems. If you make your own ketchup, you can adjust the sweetness by using natural sweeteners like golden powdered sugar, or even reduce the amount entirely.

5. No artificial additives

Store-bought ketchup often contains artificial additives such as food colorings and preservatives, which can have negative health effects. Homemade ketchup allows you to skip these artificial ingredients, making it a healthier alternative.

By making your own ketchup at home, you have the opportunity to choose high-quality ingredients and customize the flavors to your preferences. Enjoy the delicious taste of homemade ketchup while benefiting from the numerous health benefits it offers.

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