A fresh tasting ketchup that goes well on hamburgers, hotdogs, hot sausages and more. Once you make ketchup from scratch, you will not use store bought again!! It is so delicious and addicting!! Cheers!
8 cups diced, seeded, and peeled tomatoes
2 medium onions, diced
2 medium green bell peppers, diced
2 cups of sugar
2 cans of tomato paste (6 ounce cans)
2 tablespoons of salt
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1. In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, sugar, tomato paste, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1.5 hours or until slightly thickened.
2. Stir in vinegar and heat through.
3. Ladle the hot mixture into sterilized hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 20 minutes in a water bath of boiling water. This makes about 3.5 pints.
*NOTE: Feel free to use less sugar or change up the sweetener. You can also ease up on the salt if you desire. It is always fun to tweak and experiment with this recipe. Enjoy!!