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Make your own Tomato Ketchup

Love tomato ketchup? Well, why not try and make your own homemade version. Great family cooking activity.


  • 2 cans peeled ground tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 whole clove


Step 1- Add the ground tomatoes into a slow cooker. Next swirl in the water.

Step 2- Add the sugar, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, mustard, black pepper and whole clove. 

Step 3- Whisk to combine.

Step 4- Cook on high for 10- 12 hours, stirring every hour. 

Step 5- Once thick, smooth the texture of the ketchup using a blender for 20 seconds. 

Step 6- Finally strain the mixture to remain any skins and seeds. Then leave to cool.