Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Ketchup is the condiment of Summer! We use it to top hamburgers and hot dogs, french fries and corn dogs. I’d never even thought about making ketchup from scratch before but, after trying a smoky chipotle ketchup at Twisted Root, I became inspired to try it! I loved the thought of playing with flavors to make my own ketchup.

When I started researching ketchup-making recipes I discovered that there are lots of different methods, ranging from recipes that start with fresh tomatoes, to recipes that require no cooking at all. I settled for an in-between method that’s quick and simple, yet tastes fresh and flavorful! Another good reason to make homemade ketchup? No preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup.

This recipe makes about a cup of ketchup. We don’t consume that much ketchup so it’s perfect for the two of us, but I would definitely suggest at least doubling this recipe if you’re planning to serve more than a few people.

Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 chipotle peppers (canned in adobe sauce)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8-1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke

Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Using two chipotle peppers will add a medium amount of heat to your ketchup (try using one pepper for a milder ketchup).

Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Place all ingredients into a small saucepan. Simmer over medium/low heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let ketchup mixture cool. Then pour into a blender and blend until smooth.

Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Ketchup will last up to a month in the fridge, if you let it stick around for that long!

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10 thoughts on “Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

  1. I love that this recipe is based on tomato paste. I’ve been meaning to make ketchup from scratch but it’s such a laborious process and takes SO MANY tomatoes. This is a great compromise for now! And gives me an opportunity to play with liquid smoke :)

  2. This looks so good! We normally mix sriricha in our ketchup. I love when it has a little bite. Visiting from weekend reads and now following via bloglovin. Can’t wait to read more.

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