Homemade Condiments: 4 Variations of Homemade Ketchup

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Homemade condiments exist because sometimes those hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries deserve to be treated special. It only takes a few minutes to whip up homemade condiments that taste better than the bottled stuff. And with no aded sugar, you easily have options for a gluten free, keto, low carb, paleo, or Whole 30 diet plan. So give your barbecues the gourmet treatment with 4 variations of homemade ketchup.

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Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipes

Homemade Condiments: 4 Variations of Homemade Ketchup 

My kids, like most, will eat pretty much anything if I allow them to dip it in ketchup. Yes, even things like broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. But if my goal is to get them to eat their veggies, do I really want them to load up on all the sugar in the bottled stuff?

Then let’s talk about burgers and fries. I’m all about just a basic patty topped with cheese, and who doesn’t love French fries? But if I am taking the time to make my own burgers with good beef and extra deliciousness, or cutting and seasoning potatoes or sweet potatoes, then baking them to crispy fry perfection, I want to slather, smear, and dip with something a little more special and with a lot more flavor.

This is why I began making one of my favorite kitchen hacks – homemade ketchups! Simply start with a can of Tuttorosso Tomato Paste, then open up your pantry and find an abundance of herbs, spices, vinegars, and more to make these amazing ketchup recipes. And the best part is that you are controlling the ingredients. Tuttorosso canned tomatoes contain tomatoes, and not a laundry list of other ingredients. Plus they are free or all major allergens, are vegan, and the cans have non-BPA liners.

Just use the Store Locator to find Tuttorosso near you, or their products can also show up on your doorstep if you purchase from Amazon.

Then get ready to make your own homemade condiments!

 

I started first by making a classic version of Homemade Ketchup.

Classic Homemade Ketchup - one of four easy homemade ketchup recipes that start with a can of @tuttorosso tomato paste. #ad

Traditional, tangy, and not too sweet, this basic version is perfect for dipping Baked Cauli-Tots, Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites, or these Oven-Fried Onion Rings from Brown-Eyed Baker.

For deeper, richer flavor, it’s Balsamic Ketchup.

Homemade Balsamic Ketchup - one of four easy homemade ketchup recipes that start with a can of @tuttorosso tomato paste. #ad

With a little Italian flair, this version of these homemade condiments if perfect with Italian Herb Oven Fries, Cornmeal Crusted Asparagus, or these Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Green Beans from Sugar Free Mom.

Kick it up with Buffalo Ketchup.

Homemade Buffalo Ketchup - one of four easy homemade ketchup recipes that start with a can of @tuttorosso tomato paste. #ad

It adds a little spice to Buffalo Blue Cheese Bacon Hot Dogs, or an even bigger kick to Buffalo Cauli-Tots. It would also be fabulous on Spicy Ranch Burgers from It’s Yummi.

And finally there’s savory steakhouse flavor in  Worcestershire Ketchup.

Homemade Worcestershire Ketchup - one of four easy homemade ketchup recipes that start with a can of @tuttorosso tomato paste. #ad

It is the key to adding flavor to Worcestershire Blue Cheese Burgers, and tastes fabulous with Herbes de Provence Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Or how about using it to top Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs from Foodie with Family?

And now I’m giving you all of the recipes for these homemade condiments in one place!

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Start making homemade condiments with any of these homemade ketchup recipes!

 

Homemade Ketchup

It's so easy to make your own gourmet condiments for your burgers, hot dogs, and French fries.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

Original Homemade Ketchup

  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar you'll need a total of 1/2 cup liquid, so if you use less vinegar, the rest can be water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well to combine.

Notes

recipe yields about 1 cup of homemade ketchup
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ketchup
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 10
% Daily Value*
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Closeup of homemade balsamic vinegar ketchup in a bowl
4.8 from 4 votes

Balsamic Ketchup

A rich and savory condiment that adds something special to burgers, fries, and more. In minutes you can make this Balsamic Ketchup recipe. Gluten free, grain free, low carb, and vegan.
Prep: 5 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. tomato paste (one 12 oz. can or two 6 oz. cans)
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar (you can use less and make up the difference with water if this is too vinegary for you)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well.

Notes

You can also cut this recipe in half and use one of the small 6 oz. cans of tomato paste, if you don't want so much. But store it in a cleaned out ketchup or mustard bottle, and it will keep in the fridge for months.
Recipe yields about 1 cup of balsamic ketchup.
Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Ketchup
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Sodium 244mg10%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Cranberry Balsamic Ketchup

A sweet and sour homemade ketchup with tons of flavor from the addition of cranberry sauce and balsamic vinegar.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 c cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 1/8 t freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 t paprika

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Balsamic Ketchup
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

5 from 1 vote

Worcestershire Ketchup

Homemade ketchup that goes gourmet with Worcestershire sauce.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

Notes

Ketchup can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Recipe yields about 1 cup of ketchup
Nutrition Facts
Worcestershire Ketchup
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Sodium 240mg10%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Buffalo Ketchup

Kick up the classic condiment with a bit of spice. This homemade ketchup recipe is gluten free, vegan, grain free, and low carb
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Will keep for several weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Ketchup
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 9
% Daily Value*
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

13 Comments
  1. Jeananne

    I’m so excited to try them! I love sriracha mixed in with my ketchup… so good! I’ll have to make that a variation, too. Thanks!

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Thanks, Gary! It still amazes me how condiments like catsup can be so expensive at the store and are so easy to make at home.

  2. Debi

    Fabulous idea, no corn syrup! Could you please tell me how long they would keep? I’m thinking of making at least one version for Memorial Day (maybe all of them) but I’m sure there will be leftovers. Thank you for the fabulous recipe!

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Debi, the ketchup never last very long at our house, but I would think if it’s well covered (we use a mason jar) and refrigerated, it should stay fresh for 2-3 weeks. If you see any sign of mold, or a bad smell, toss it in the trash.

  3. Wow, I believe I have just found out an perfect ketchup for me. To be honest I always liked experimenting with ketchup and I liked them spicy, even more spicy than most of my friends or my wife. Thanks for those great recipes!

  4. These are so easy and the variety is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you. Pinning. 🙂

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