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Old 04-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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Ketchup Problem

Hi There, I just made a batch of tomato ketchup using tomatoes from my garden. All was looking and smelling great and just as I was nearly done, I realised that I had forgot to include the vinegar I added it and then cooked it for another 20 minutes. Now it has a strong vinegar flavour. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

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Old 04-06-2010, 03:06 AM   #2
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Assuming there's already some sugar in this, just add a little more, a small amount at a time until it's to your taste. If that doesn't work, you may have to make a whole new batch, minus the vinegar, and then add it to the old batch.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:09 AM   #3
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maybe cook it some more, it will be thicker, but tomatoes are always better cooked longer.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
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Taking a clue from how the vinegary taste of Tabasco dissipates when cooked , I'd cook your ketchup down a bit more and add some water and / or sugar to achieve the desired consistency and flavor.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:37 AM   #5
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Thanks all for your help. I suspected cooking it more and adding more sugar would be the way to go but as I am very new to preserving I just wanted to be sure. I will try it and let you know how i go. BTW I love this site. Thanks again.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
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How does your ketchup normally turn out? I am very curious as I LOVE ketchup and have thought about making it myself.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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This is the first time I have made it. We don't actually call it ketchup in Australia but I thought it would be confusing to call it 'tomato sauce' as we do (or 'dead horse' in rhyming slang!) because people might think I mean pasta tomato sauce. So I'm not sure if there are differences between Ketchup and the Aussie tomato sauce. The batch has come out really nice apart from the vinegar taste, which I will try to fix tonight after work. Would you like the recipe? It was dead easy to make.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #8
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Yes, my Aussie friends are often misunderstood on that front. Ketchup = Aussie tomato sauce.
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Has someone posted a recipe for homemade ketchup here? I would really like to start making my own sauces and get away from the store brands. Would appreciate some recipes from anyone willing to share!
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:35 AM   #10
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Easy Ketchup

1 Can Tomato Paste, (8 oz.)
1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Onion Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
2 Tbs Honey, or Maple Syrup

1. Bring to boil, pour in clean jars and refrigerate. You may want to experiment with more sweetener or spice to your own taste.

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Easier Ketchup

1 cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs Vinegar
dash Salt

1. Blend well, add dash of salt
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