I want to be very clear that I’m posting this copycat recipe
for ketchup only because I’ve received countless food wishes for it, and not
because I think it’s a great idea. It’s not even a good idea.
better not homemade, like French fries and fried chicken, but this is much
different. For most Americans, ketchup is one of our first taste memories, and
if the flavor profile is even the slightest bit off, our brain computes this
as “ketchup fail.”
does come to those name brands in terms of taste, texture and color. I’ve never
had a tomato paste-based ketchup that I liked, so I decided to cook down
crushed tomatoes instead. This would require many hours of stirring on the stove, but by using the slow cooker, we take most of the labor out of the
process. Sure it‘ll still take many hours to reduce down to a ketchup, but it
will only require giving it a quick stir every hour or two.
crazy to make your own ketchup, but despite my warnings, I know in my heart
that many of you will give this a try nonetheless, and that makes me happy. Enjoy!
or just crush whole plum tomatoes)
1/4 tsp finely ground black pepper
the mixture is reduced by about half and very thick. By the way, my “high”
setting isn’t very high, so it took like 10 hours, but don’t rely on a time.
Simply cook until it looks like mine did before I strained it.
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