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Home Made Catsup


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Ingredients

2 tablespoons pickling spices
10 large ripe tomatoes (about five pounds), peeled and coarsely chopped (see Note)
2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
Salt


Wrap the pickling spices in a square of rinsed cheesecloth.


Place the tomatoes in a large pot along with the pickling spices, onions, celery, vinegar, cloves, and ginger.


Bring to a boil and cook for 1 hour.


Add the brown sugar and cook for 2 1/2 hours, stirring often, until the ketchup thickens.


Season to taste with salt.


Remove the bag of pickling spices.


Puree the ketchup in a food processor fitted with the metal blade.


Strain through a wire sieve to remove the seeds.


Return the strained puree to the pot and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.


Pour into a container and refrigerate.


makes about 4 cups


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