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Zio’s Homemade Ketchup

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#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup -immersion blender for consistency

Zio’s Homemade Ketchup
by James Belardo

While store-bought ketchup has become a staple in most fridges, it comes a time that we must pull up our bootstraps and make our own. With fairly simple ingredients we can make plain ol’ketchup into a gourmet condiment. You can even add flavorings such as basil, oregano, chili powder or tabasco sauce to add an extra dimension and character.

Makes about 2 cups of ketchup

#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - ingredients

Ingredients
1 28-oz can plum tomatoes (hand crushed, puréed)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 shallot, or 1/2 onion – diced small
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp celery seeds
1/8 tsp mustard powder
salt and pepper – to taste

Directions
1. On medium heat, sauté the onions in olive oil until they become transparent.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - sauté the shallots
2. Add the puréed tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to simmer for 10 minutes
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - toss in the tomatoes & paste
3. add the brown sugar, mix well and let cook for a few minutes
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - add in the brown sugar
4. Add the cider vinegar, let come back to simmer and let cook for 10 minutes.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - the apple cider vinegar
5. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, mustard powder, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - the spices
6. Lower heat and let simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes, then add the balsamic vinegar.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - some balsamic
7. Add some lemon juice while simmering.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - u can add lemon juice
8. Let simmer, uncovered, until it thickens to the consistency of your liking, it may take 30-45 minutes.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #Ketchup - be patient, let it reduce!
9. use an immersion blender to make smooth.

Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

February 2, 2015 at 1:42 AM

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