Ketchup Recipe

 

22 pounds of DEAD ripe tomatoes (the boys loved this description)
I used mostly roma
2 big red bell peppers

puree then put thru some sort of gizmo to get rid of skin and seeds
put in super large pot or 2 large pots

8 large onions
1 head of garlic

puree and add to tomatoes (This is the step I will be very careful with next time.....I put too much in.....and the boys don't like the flavour.....)

3 cups of apple cider vinegar
2 tsp peppercorns
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
5 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp celery seeds

simmer in smaller pot for 30 minutes
pour thru sieve
add half to tomato mixture (save the rest for later)

add to tomato mixture

1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp cayenne
8 tablespoons of brown sugar
6 tablespoons white sugar
2 tsp sea salt

simmer simmer simmer (long time)

taste

adjust flavour by adding sugar/salt/vinegar mixture or any of other ingredients

makes about 5 1/2 quarts

water bath 15 minutes

YUM