An easy recipe for making your own homemade spiced ketchup.
I recently ran out of ketchup – which I found out just after I pulled the most heavenly smelling baked sweet potato fries out of the oven.
Cue some rather frantic scrabbling through the pantry shelves (none), sprinting over to Freddy’s parents (none either) and a 3 mile bike ride to a neighbour (who looked rather bewildered but luckily had some) before we could settle down to our rather late lunch. Over the top I know, but I really really needed to dip them fries in some ketchup.
Later that evening I walked into the kitchen to 6 kilos of tomatoes and a note saying ‘hey food blogger – fancy making your own spiced ketchup’? Freddy had rather sweetly got me the goodies before going off on his boys night out. People, I got me a good one.
So, I dug out my lovely Multicooker Redmond and proceeded to make 2 batches of ketchup. The first batch was good but needed a bit more flavour. For the second attempt, I first fried the onions and extra spices in the Multicooker, before adding in the tomatoes and boiling away to end up with a deliciously spiced homemade ketchup. Yes it was that simple.
I have added in spices that I like – but you can change them up according to your tastes. The boiling time depends on your tomatoes as if they are more watery then it will take a little bit longer for the spiced ketchup sauce to thicken perfectly.
I think you get the point that I really do use my Multicooker Redmond a lot. In the last month I have baked a lemon cardamom courgette cake in it, cooked up endless vegetable stews, made slow cooker cinnamon apple oats for breakfasts and used it to cook rice for supper. And I do look forward to working my way through its 45 different programmes. I recommend going over to their website and checking it out. PS – this space saving cooker would be fun to have for summer boating adventures.
So here is how to make you very own homemade ketchup – hope you have as much fun making it as I did.
This is the second recipe in my pantry staple spotlight on tomatoes. Please be sure to check the other recipe out.
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Homemade Spiced Tomato Ketchup - Multicooker Redmond Recipe
- Select the fry programme on your Multicooker Redmond and set the timer for 8 mins
- Cancel the keep warm function, select the boil function and set the timer for 1 hr.
- Add in tomatoes, sugar and vinegar and close the lid.
- Open the lid when the mixture start boil and boil until the programme finishes stirring occasionally.
- Strain ketchup through a fine-mesh sieve and adjust seasoning.
- If ketchup is perfect then store in sterilised jars. However if ketchup is not thick enough then return to Multicooker and boil for a little longer till it thickens, cool and store.