Let me start out by saying that I couldn't make up my mind as to whether I should make this or not. I scanned through recipes and YouTube videos and the consensus was about 50/50. Some said it was totally worth it, others said it was a total waste of time. So I looked at my pile of tomatoes and thought, I like a challenge.
Well, now that I have done it... I am on the Totally Worth It Team! I don't think I will ever go back to store bought ketchup - well, unless I am out of tomatoes - LOL.
Here is the recipe I came up with. I know you are going to read this and wonder why in the world would I put apples in it? Well, mainly because I had them and because I wanted to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. I like the flavor it added.
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 small apples - peeled, cored & diced (should be about 1/2 cup diced)
4 lbs tomatoes (I used a variety)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp hickory smoke flavor (optional)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp mustard powder
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup vinegar
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