Tudor Cottage's Homemade Tomato Ketchup

So very much better than any commercial variety, you'll surely never go back to Heinz. The list of ingredients is a bit long I know, but you may well have most of them in your cupboard and the recipe is easy.  The ketchup will keep in the fridge for at least three months.


  • 3 tins chopped tomatoes in thick tomato sauce

  • Half tsp. smoked salt

  • Half tsp. ground black pepper

  • Half tsp. mustard powder

  • Half tsp. celery salt

  • Half tsp. smoked paprika

  • Half tsp. ground ginger

  • Half. tsp. ground cloves

  • 2 fresh bay leaves

  • 2 fat cloves of garlic

  • 140g soft brown sugar

  • 7 tbsps. wine vinegar


  • Empty the three tins of tomatoes into a food processor and whizz to a smooth puree

  • Transfer to a large saucepan and stir in all the rest of the ingredients

  • Bring to the boil and then simmer, stirring occasionally, until it becomes thick and the consistency of ketchup.  Taste and adjust the spicing and seasoning to your liking.

  • Pour into sterilised bottles (jars put through the dishwasher on a hot cycle are fine).  The sealed jars of ketchup will keep in the fridge for at least three months.

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