Southern style ketchup recipe

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A Tex-Mex flavored ketchup recipe that is great for burgers, fries or any other food you eat with ketchup. This homemade ketchup uses the regular ketchup ingredients together with chipotle chiles in Adobo sauce. The chipotles give the extra smoky flavor to the ketchup and bring up the Southern flavor on food.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 70 minutes, Serves: 4 


1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely diced
1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, roughly chopped, with the juice

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp celery seeds, crushed
3 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Salt to taste


Cook the onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat, turning occationally, until the onions start to turn brown around the edges.

Add the canned tomatoes and stir. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, turning oocationally.

Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about an hour, stirring occationally.

Empty the sauce into a blender and process until smooth. Return the sauce to the frying pan and cook over low heat until it has the desired consistency. Taste and adjust with more salt if necessary.

Let it cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Notes and tips

The abve ingredients will yield about 2 1/2 cups of ketchup. You can increase the quantities of the ingredients to increase the amount of ketchup.
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