Easy Homemade Ketchup
Want to know what's in your ketchup? Make it yourself!
Chop 3 lbs of tomatoes, or toss 4 pints of Little Guys into your dutch oven or a large pot.
Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, occasionally mashing with a wooden spoon to help break them up.
When the tomatoes are softened and cooked into mostly liquid, strain into a smaller pot. Mash whatever flesh and juice you can through the strainer.
Add 1 clove minced garlic or 1/4 t garlic powder, 1 finely chopped shallot, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 t black pepper, 1 T salt, 2 T maple syrup to the pan and simmer this mixture for about an hour.
Use an immersion blender, food processor or blender to smooth out your ketchup and season to taste.