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Tomato Catsup

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Ingredients
  Cinnamon stick 1 , broken
  Whole cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seed 1 Teaspoon
  Celery seed 1 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomatoes 8 Pound
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Place cinnamon, cloves, mustard seed and celery seed in a cheesecloth bag; add to vinegar.
Bring vinegar and spices to a boil; remove from heat; let stand.
Peel, core and quarter tomatoes.
Combine tomatoes, onion and cayenne pepper.
Simmer until soft.
Press through a sieve or food mill.
Add sugar to tomato pulp.
Bring to a boil; simmer until reduced by half.
Remove spices from vinegar.
Add vinegar and salt to tomato mixture.
Simmer until desired consistency, about 30 minutes.
Pour into can or freeze jars or plastic freezer boxes.
Seal; label; and freeze.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Tomato

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