In many busy households, this tomato condiment has a regular presence at the dinner table. (Heck, some of us have even counted it as a vegetable!) While we are fans of the convenient, grocery-store versions, if one ever runs out, it’s good to know it’s not difficult to make homemade ketchup with just a few pantry staples. Want to jazz your ketchup up? Garlic lovers can add half a clove (or more) when adding the tomato paste, or those looking for a little heat can add a few dashes of hot sauce before blending in the food processor.
A version of this article appeared in our November 2013 issue with the headline “Homemade ketchup,” p. 116.