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Make your own ketchup from overripe tomatoes

From overripe tomatoes you can make a delicious ketchup yourself. A recipe that should not be missing at any summer barbecue!

In addition to good company and the delicacies from the grill, summer barbecue evenings also include homemade sauces. This recipe for homemade ketchup not only tastes delicious, but is also perfect for utilizing your overripe tomatoes. In addition, you can decide for yourself whether you want your tomato ketchup with or without sugar. Covered with Toppit's® silicone lid, your ketchup will stay fresh until the next barbecue.


For 4 servings
700  g ripe tomatoes
3   onions
2   Garlic
   some chili (fresh or as a powder)
   Juice of half a lemon
   a pinch of cinnamon
3  TL Sugar (alternatively also honey or agave syrup)
2  EL Olive oil
   Salt and pepper

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Step 1

Peel garlic and onions and cut into small pieces.

Step 2

Remove the green stalk of the tomatoes and cut the tomatoes into small pieces.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Fry the onions and garlic in it until translucent.

Step 4

Sprinkle sugar over onions and garlic and caramelize. If you don't want sugar in ketchup, you can also use honey or agave syrup.

Step 5

Add tomatoes, lemon juice and spices and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Step 6

Once the tomatoes are soft: Remove from heat and puree with a hand blender.

Step 7

If you like it fine, you can spread the tomato mass through a sieve.

This is how quickly and easily your homemade ketchup from overripe tomatoes is ready. For the extra kick, you can also upgrade and refine your ketchup with a variety of spices. How about curry, paprika powder, herbs of Provence or a hotter chilli note? With your homemade ketchup, you can get creative and always try new things.

Ketchup aus überreifen Tomaten

If your barbecue evening is still a few days away or there are still sauce leftovers, that's no problem. Well packed and covered with Toppit's® silicone lid, the homemade ketchup in the refrigerator lasts several days.

Are you now in the mood for even more simple recipes and sustainable tips for your everyday kitchen life? Then take a look here and let yourself be inspired! How about, for example, a potato bread made from other potatoes as a side dish at the next barbecue evening?

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