Here's how to make a rustic ketchup that tastes like it came from actual tomatoes instead of a candy store:
- Mix a 6-ounce can of tomato paste (not sauce) with 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is the best, but any will do.
- Add a quarter cup of water and stir out the lumps.
- Add a couple dashes of mustard powder, a couple dashes of cinnamon, and a few dashes of salt. Taste as you go to achieve the right flavor. Feel free to experiment with cayenne, clove, and allspice too.- Refrigerate for about half an hour.
If you're comparing it to regular sugar-laden ketchup, you probably won't like it. But if you think of it as the original, real version of ketchup, you'll love it.