This homemade spicy ketchup recipe is easy to make, natural, and delicious. And you get to omit unhealthy GMO ingredients like high fructose corn syrup!
Make Your Own Spicy Ketchup
Ketchup? Really Ketchup? Yes!
There are A LOT of versions out there, but this is one to remember. Ketchup makes everything better, like hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries. OK, those were easy but thinking outside the “bun” you can put on chicken tenders, breakfast burrito, meatloaf, and corned-beef hash (one of my faves).
How about egg rolls, gyros, or even scrambled eggs? I can go on for days about what to put this spicy ketchup on.
As I’ve grown older, I really like a “little kick” to my food. This spicy ketchup is one way to take it up a notch. And since it is homemade, you can control what goes in. No high fructose “stuff” here.
Making It Yourself Saves Money
It is cheaper to make your own ketchup. When you figure out the cost of the basic ingredients, making ketchup from scratch is almost a no brainier. I love to save money, but quality and taste is not something that I like to sacrifice. This spicy ketchup is something you just don’t find every day and it tastes way better than store-bought ketchup. An added bonus is the peace of mind knowing what is actually in the foods you make for your family!
- 1 Jalapeno (seeded and minced)
- 6 oz Tomato paste
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 1/2 TBSP Honey (or your sweetener of choice)
- 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 3/4 tsp Onion Power
- 3/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Power
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/8 tsp Ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Begin making your spicy ketchup by adding all the ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
Strain the mixture through mesh sieve in to a small sauce pot. Over low heat simmer for about 10 min. It will start to thicken.
Let cool and then refrigerate for over night. This will let everything come together and intensify the flavor.