Worcestershire Ketchup


I ate sauerkraut last week.  Four times.  With hot dogs.  And pastrami.  Who am I?

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My pregnancy cravings have been totally bizarre.  This didn’t happen with The Bug.  I am not a huge chocolate person when it comes to just eating straight up chocolate.  I mean, I loves me some chocolate frosting, chocolate ice cream, chocolate oatmeal, maybe the occasional cupcake or peanut butter cup.  But just chocolate candy – rarely happens.  Now though, you don’t want to know how many bags of Ghirardelli chocolate chips I have consumed.

But this is not the weird part.  The weird part is the salty/savory food cravings that I have never had in my life, and things that I have tried and liked that I never liked before.  Like sauerkraut.  Hated it as a kid.  Hated all things cabbage.  Then I had it once in my first trimester, and suddenly, I consider it delicious.  I am totally not a potato chip girl, yet back in August, The Hubby and I went away for a weekend, and I had to have potato chips and fries and hot dogs… repeatedly.  He was asking the same question as I just did, “Who are you, and what have you done with my fried-food-hating, repulsed-by-processed-meat wife?  And can I keep you?”

And don’t get me started on ketchup…

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Why do you think I make my own?  It isn’t just for The Bug and his passion for dipping.  Lately I have had a passion for dipping.  Which is also why I make my own “fries”.  If I were eating the “real” stuff, I would be ginormous.  And I love that by making my own ketchup, there is no added sugar or other stuff, and basically it is just flavored tomato paste – totally counts towards your daily veggie consumption.

And this Worcestershire Ketchup – totally fancy pants ketchup.  It is somewhere in between plain tomato ketchup and steak sauce.  Definitely more complex and interesting than the plain kind.  And is a wonderful complement to my fancy French (as in Hebes de Provence – see, serious fancy pantsyness happening) sweet potato fries, though equally delicious with just a basic oven fry.  And wait till I tell you about my blue cheese volcano burgers!

I haven’t made my own hot dogs (umm, ewww!), but I did find some tasty, all-beef, organic, gluten-free dogs from Applegate Farms.  Obsessed!  Give me some ketchup and fries, and I am good to go!  Oh, and the sauerkraut with mustard.  I still baffle myself.

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Is there something you hated as a kid, that you tried again as an adult and now love?

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Worcestershire Ketchup
Homemade ketchup that goes gourmet with Worcestershire sauce.
Recipe type: Dip, Condiment
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • ½ c Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ t kosher salt
  • ½ t dried thyme
  • ⅛ t freshly ground pepper
  • ½ t dry mustard
  1. Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
Ketchup can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.


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This recipe was shared with: Thursday’s Treasures, #glutenfreefridays #25 at Vegetarian Mama


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      • says

        Okay Horrible was a little too harsh. the tomatoe paste was too intense and it seemed like to much Worcestershire, maybe I read it wrong. Is it really a 1/2 cup to 6 ounce Tomatoe paste.

        • says

          Yes, that is correct, but we tend to like things a bit more acidic and strong flavored. I also love mixing this into burger, so you want that flavor so that it comes through when mixed with the beef. I should have put the note as I did on my balsamic ketchup recipe, but you could use less Worcesteshire, and then adjust the consistency with water. I base my homemade ketchups on this recipe, but found that it was too watery and not vinegary enough for my taste, so I just use all vinegar in place of the vinegar+water http://www.fixmeasnack.com/2010/01/homemade-ketchup/

          thanks for your feedback!

  1. says

    We have some dippers at our house! I will certainly be trying this one out!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    We had a ton of great looking entries for our Namaste sponsored party last week! Stop by this week to check out the winner that was randomly selected!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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