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Grandma’s Homemade Ketchup

Easy, Moderate, Complex
Yield : 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 granny smith apples, diced
  • 1 peach, blanched, peeled and diced
  • 6 to 8 tomatoes, blanched, pealed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (125 ml)
  • 1/2-cup cider vinegar (125 ml)
  • Dash of garlic Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes (2 ml)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper

 Method

  1. In a large saucepan, add oil, onions, apples and peaches, sautéing until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, Tabasco, cinnamon stick, cloves and chili flakes.  Season with salt and pepper and lower heat.  Cook for about 1 hour, until reduced by half.
  2. Serve with the vegetarian Sheppard’s pie.
  3. Will last in the fridge for one week.