How to make ketchup at home from tomatoes

Ketchup at home

If you like to cook and like homemade food more than store-bought food, then you may be interested in both ketchup recipes and making good ketchup itself.

It’s especially nice that there are no strict rules, you can experiment with taste and get absolutely indescribable results! For example, ketchup made from red currants, cherry plums, apricots, zucchini or chili. Ketchup is based on tomatoes or ready-made tomato paste.

Classic recipe

A good homemade ketchup for the winter is definitely ketchup made from high-quality tomatoes. It’s not that difficult to prepare (again, let’s remember, there are many variations), you can use it right away or put it aside for later in the winter. All in your hands!

Step-by-step recipe description

So, let’s figure out how to make ketchup. To make ketchup at home using a fairly simple recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 kilos of tomatoes;
  • 100 g of sugar;
  • 40 gr. table vinegar;
  • 5 gr. salt;
  • 20 peppercorns;
  • 10 – coriander;
  • if necessary – Provencal herbs, dill and parsley.

This is what ketchup is made from for delicious home consumption.

Attention! Use only plain table salt; iodized salt is not recommended.

How to make ketchup:

  1. washed fruits are peeled and the stalks are removed;
  2. to make it easier to peel the tomato, make a cross-shaped cut on it, and place the vegetable in boiling water for 10-15 seconds;
  3. tomatoes are cut, as convenient, into small pieces and placed in a container prepared in advance;
  4. put on fire, cook at medium temperature without adding water for about 20 minutes;
  5. the mixture is punched using a blender or passed through a sieve;
  6. tomato paste is placed on the stove, boils, then evaporated at a lower temperature until desolate;
  7. add the remaining ingredients and cook for another ten minutes.

When the ketchup has cooled completely, you can strain it and serve.

Chinese ketchup

Chinese ketchup

Not only classic ketchup can please your household. Another good homemade ketchup recipe is Chinese. Some people mistakenly believe that in the Celestial Empire they only love rice, but this is not at all true.

The Chinese also love ketchup very much, and the presented recipe contains exclusively natural ingredients, which are completely simple and familiar. You can serve ketchup immediately or prepare it for the winter.


  • one and a half kilograms of cream tomatoes;
  • five to six cloves of garlic;
  • five teaspoons of salt and three hundred and fifty grams of sugar;
  • one hundred twenty milliliters of vinegar;
  • four grams of cloves;
  • thirty grams of cinnamon;
  • forty grams of mustard.

How to make ketchup:

  1. We wash and steam the tomatoes to make it easier to remove the skin, then grind them through a sieve.
  2. Pour the pureed tomatoes into an enamel cup or saucepan, add all the spices and cook for half an hour.
  3. After this, leave to cool, add mustard, stir. Now you can make preparations or serve immediately.

Excellent homemade ketchup for the winter from China – it’s just finger-licking good, try it and see for yourself.

English homemade ketchup


Also a good recipe. You will need tomatoes, onions and peppers.

We cut the tomatoes as convenient as possible – even into quarters – and put them in a larger pan. Salt. Finely chop the onion and add it to the pan. Boil the tomatoes for half an hour until all the ingredients are soft. Grind with a hand blender or a blender with a bowl. The future English ketchup is ground in the smallest metal sieve. You just need to leave the puree, then remove the tomato skin and seeds.

The puree is poured into a pan with a thicker bottom. Spices and sugar are added. The ketchup is boiled down until it reduces by half or even three times in volume. Ten minutes before complete readiness, vinegar is poured in. Ketchup is poured into clean jars, rolled up with lids, and wrapped until it cools down. You can put it in the pantry for the winter and use it whenever you want.

Fragrant ketchup with basil and garlic

Basil and garlic

When we prepare ketchup at home, namely tomato ketchup at home, it makes sense to prefer winter tomato ketchup with basil, which has a pleasant aroma.

The recipe is not complicated. Take a kilogram of tomatoes, one bunch of basil and parsley, two and a half spoons of sugar and one salt, three cloves of garlic and half a glass of cool water, two and a half spoons of starch, any suitable seasonings and spices.

Let’s cook like this. The tomatoes are washed, each fruit is peeled, cut into smaller pieces, placed in a saucepan and on the stove.

Chopped herbs are added to the tomatoes and the whole thing is cooked for about forty minutes. Then they fall asleep, mix sugar and salt and cook for another forty minutes.

Pressed garlic cloves are added to the tomatoes in the pan. Knead and cook for another three hours, but it is important not to forget to open the lid every twenty minutes and stir!

Starch is diluted in cold water and added to ketchup after cooking. Just cook for another five minutes and you’re done!

No cooking and no sugar

There is also a special version of ketchup that is easy to prepare, does not require cooking and does not even require sugar. And the floor

Medjool dates
Medjool dates

studies, which is surprising, very tasty!

Take two dried tomatoes, two fresh tomatoes, two medjool dates and half a teaspoon of vinegar. To dry two tomatoes in advance, you can use a dehydrator. The core is cut out, the tomatoes are cut into


slices, place on a suitable baking sheet and transfer to a dehydrator overnight. Dry at 42 degrees Celsius.

Then the fresh tomatoes are cut into slices and put into a blender, and the tomatoes and dates that have already dried overnight are added, thanks to which the sauce is made sweeter. This is especially true because we do not use sugar. All that remains is to add a little vinegar. It is best to use apple or coconut, but regular is also possible. All. The sauce is ready! You can immediately place it in a clean, dry jar in the refrigerator.

By the way, one of the best recipes for vegetarians and raw foodists.

Ketchup obtained according to any of the recipes above will delight every housewife! And thus you can easily prepare tomato ketchup like store-bought. And even better than store bought!!! And the fact that you prepare it yourself cannot be overestimated.

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