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Homemade Spicy Ketchup

5 from 6 votes
Published on 04/27/2024 by Umamiology
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Making homemade spicy ketchup will instantly elevate your flavor game! It adds that little extra kick to your normal ketchup that really brightens up any food you eat with it. And best of all – it’s so simple to make!

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If you’re into spicy foods like me, you’re always trying to find a way to infuse some heat into your everyday meals. You could try using Homemade Hot Honey over your food, or give this spicy ketchup recipe a chance – if you love that tangy tomato taste.

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But be warned – once you give this spicy ketchup a try, you’ll never want to go back to regular ketchup again! That extra kick you get from the cayenne pepper enhances the flavor of anything you eat it with.

Key Elements Of This Recipe

  • Tomato Puree: In this recipe, we’ll be making the ketchup from scratch, rather than using premade ketchup. And for that, tomato puree is key.
  • Cayenne Pepper: This is the key ingredient in this recipe to add that delicious heat to the ketchup.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Gives the ketchup that familiar tang.

The Ingredients for Spicy Ketchup

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The Equipment Needed

How To Make Homemade Spicy Ketchup

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Combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pan. Give it a good mix and place on the stove over medium heat.

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Let it come to a low simmer, stirring every couple of minutes – until the volume reduces by about 1/4.

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Once it has simmered, it is ready to consume – enjoy!

What Do You Eat With Spicy Ketchup?

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Spicy ketchup is really versatile – it goes well with almost anything! But here are a few popular options to consider.

  • French fries: definitely adds a unique flavor to classic fries.
  • Hamburgers: use it as a tasty alternative to traditional ketchup or mustard.
  • Tater tots: these crispy potato bites are perfect for dunking into spicy ketchup.
  • Breakfast foods: great as a condiment for breakfast sandwiches, omelets, or hash browns to add some heat to your morning meal.
  • Mozzarella sticks: adds amazing taste to these warm and gooey snacks
  • Hot dogs: give your hot dog some extra flavor by adding a drizzle of spicy ketchup on top.
  • Onion rings: perfect as a dip for crispy onion rings
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Homemade Spicy Ketchup

5 from 6 votes
Making homemade spicy ketchup will instantly elevate your flavor game! It adds that little extra kick to your normal ketchup that really brightens up any food you eat with it. And best of all – it's so simple to make!
Author: Umamiology
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
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Ingredients 

Instructions 

How To Make Homemade Spicy Ketchup

  • Combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pan. Give it a good mix and place on the stove over medium heat.
  • Let it come to a low simmer, stirring every couple of minutes – until the volume reduces by about 1/4.
  • Once it has simmered, it is ready to consume – enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1238mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1378IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg

*Nutritional information is just an estimate derived by an online calculation tool.

FAQ

What is spicy ketchup made of?

It’s a good mix of cayenne pepper, Worcestershire, balsamic vinegar and other spices.

What do you eat with spicy ketchup?

It’s perfect with fries, onion rings and burgers – but it’s also amazing on omelets, mozzarella sticks and even roasted veggies!

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