How To Make Homemade Ketchup in 10 Minutes – 2 Ways | Healthy Kitchen Hacks

Make your own ketchup with pantry staples in 10 minutes! Try these flavors: Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup for your next cookout. 

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UPDATE: Today’s Healthy Kitchen Hack is an updated post that I first posted for a Recipe ReDux theme of “DIY Kitchen Staples” and at the time, my 8-year-old was obsessed with ketchup. She’s toned down her love for it but I’ve been making these ever since I discovered you can make homemade ketchup in 10 minutes!
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Two flavors of homemade ketchup - made in minutes with pantry staples! Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup. Recipes at teaspoonofspice.com

What are your feelings on ketchup?

Like almost every kid I know, my daughter LOVES it. On turkey burgers, french fries, chicken, scrambled eggs and even on ham or turkey hoagies (<–gah.)

As for me – besides using it on the occasional hamburger or hot dog (sometimes I add mustard too – I’m crazy like that) – I can pretty much take it or leave it.

That was until I whipped up a batch of Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup with ingredients I already had on hand.

In 10 minutes.

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Holy smokes. Both versions were just exploding with flavor – sweet, acidic, smoky and spicy. I started dreaming up the ways I could use both of them because I couldn’t get over how delicious homemade ketchup really is.

Now, admittedly, my 8 year old won’t be giving up her beloved Heinz 57 for Honey Cinnamon Ketchup or Smoked Sriracha Ketchup.

But I think I’ll be saying goodbye to store-bought ketchup for myself as these two versions are made from pantry staples, are low sodium and have less added sugar that store-bought versions.

Oh, did I mention how fantastic they taste?

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Homemade Ketchup – Two Ways: Honey Cinnamon Ketchup & Smoked Sriracha Ketchup

Two flavors of homemade ketchup - made in minutes with pantry staples! Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup. Recipes at teaspoonofspice.com

Make your own ketchup with pantry staples in 10 minutes! Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup would rock your next cookout. 

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD

Ingredients

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For Honey Cinnamon Ketchup:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 12 (ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water

For Smoked Sriracha Ketchup:

  • 12 (ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, honey, maple syrup or molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (use a little less or more depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

For Honey Cinnamon Ketchup:

  1. In a small frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together onions, tomato paste, vinegar, honey, cinnamon and salt. Add in 1/4 – 1/3 cup of water, mixing until you get ketchup to the consistency you like.
  3. If you prefer a smoother ketchup, use an immersion blender (or regular blender) to blend in the minced onions. Ketchup can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

For Smoked Sriracha Ketchup:

  1. In a large bowl, mix tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, Sriracha and smoked paprika. Add in 1/4 – 1/3 cup of water, mixing until you get ketchup to the consistency you like. Ketchup can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Two flavors of homemade ketchup - made in minutes with pantry staples! Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup. Recipes at teaspoonofspice.com

So, are you a ketchup lover or can you live without? What foods do you usually put ketchup on?

Two flavors of homemade ketchup - made in minutes with pantry staples! Honey Cinnamon Ketchup and Smoked Sriracha Ketchup. Recipes at teaspoonofspice.com

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