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Tomato Ketchup

Is it you or the aroma of Tomato Ketchup that you are making that has dragged me to the kitchen?, were my partner's words. Tomato is the primary ingredient in dish. Whole preparation and making of dish would take only 155 minutes. You won't regret spending your time making Tomato Ketchup. What are you waiting for, try it now.
Ingredients
  Ripe tomatoes 8 Pound (30 medium ones)
  Onions 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Red cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Cider vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (5% acid strength)
  Whole cloves 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick 1 , broken into pieces
  Whole allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Celery seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 4 Teaspoon (canning or pickling)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large pot of boiling water, dip tomatoes for 30 seconds until the skin is loose.
2. Transfer tomatoes to cold water for cooling.
3. Peel tomatoes, core and quarter; keep aside in a 4 quart bowl.

MAKING
4. In a 5 quart kettle, mix together tomatoes, onions and red pepper; cook uncovered for 20 minutes with occasional stirring.
5. Meanwhile, in a cheesecloth bag, put together all spices and tie.
6. In a 1 quart saucepan, boil spice bag with vinegar; then remove from heat and let stand until ketchup is cooked.
7. Through a sieve, pass the cooked tomatoes.
8. Return tomatoes to the kettle and stir in sugar and salt.
9. Cook with frequent stirring for about 75 minutes until the volume is reduced to half.
10. Strain spiced vinegar and discard spice bag; stir into tomato mixture.
11. Boil for another 30 minutes with continuous stirring until mixture rounds up on spoon and sauce is not separated from liquids.

FINALISING
12. Into 2 hot pint jars, spoon mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top of the jar.
13. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
14. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for about 15 minutes; start noting processing time after water in the canner returns to boiling.
15. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
16. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
17. Serve Tomato Ketchup with burgers and sandwiches.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Dish: 
Sauce
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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