Homemade Ketchup

  • 4 cups tomatoes -- chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups onion -- chopped
  • 1 green pepper -- chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup malt vinegar

Combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, onion and green pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture for about 30 minutes.

Either blend the mixture in the saucepan using a stick blender or carefully transfer it to a blender to blend. If using a blender, return the mixture to the saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring often, for 10 minutes.

Pour the mixture into hot sterilized 1-pint jars and seal. Process the jars for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.

  • Yields: About 3 pints
  • Preparation Time: 90 minutes
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