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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

House Brand Catsup, because making catsup is easy!

Got Catsup? Fortunately, it is one of those condiments that is so easy to make. Catsup goes with just about everything, and frequently a called-for ingredient in many recipes. Ever thought about making your own? House Brand Catsup is easy to make, calling for basic pantry ingredients, and no more running out for a bottle of catsup ever again! 

Catsup is pretty much used year-round, but it seems to be in high demand in the summertime. Perfect over a grilled sausage, burger patty, or a hot dog. And what is a pile of golden french fries, without a spot of catsup? But catsup is not just a table sauce, it is also a flavoring condiment called for in many recipes. Such as this Melt in Your Mouth Meat Loaf or Vintage Oven BBQ Pork Chops. And don't forget the beans! Homemade (No)Pork and Beans are perfect for any cookout! And those recipes are why we make House Brand Catsup.

Whether you cook with catsup or just squirt some on a hot dog, from time to time you might as well make your own. Why you ask? Well let's take a look:

  • It will be made with your preferred ingredients.
  • It will be convenient, all ingredients are found in a well-stocked pantry. 
  • And you can adjust the final flavor profile for your family. 
  • House Brand Catsup will be your house catsup too!

We have two distinct catsup user styles in our little family. My husband is a table sauce user and I am the flavoring condiment user for cooking. Fortunately, House Brand Catsup suits us both and I no longer have to worry if I am using up the last of the bottle before grocery day...this recipe for House Brand Catsup stirs together quickly and you will love the convenience of on-demand catsup!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • tomato paste
  • white vinegar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • honey
  • salt
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • cloves
  • allspice
  • dry mustard
You will also need:
  • medium-size mixing bowl
  • can opener
  • whisk
  • silicone spatula
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • storage jar with lid
Now we are ready to begin!



House Brand Catsup
inspired by simply scratch and memories of Portland Catsup

12 oz tomato paste
4 T white vinegar
3 T apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 t salt
1 t onion powder
1/2 t mustard powder
1/8 t cayenne pepper 
scant 1/8 t ground cloves
1/8 t allspice
1 T sugar
2 T brown sugar
1 T honey
1 1/2 c water

Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix together well using a whisk, continue stirring until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Let sit for 45 minutes allowing the flavors to meld. Pour into a storage container or jar, store in the refrigerator. 

Storage options for House Brand Catsup. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or even longer. This recipe has a high acid content and should keep until used. You could freeze House Brand Catsup, but expect some loss of texture when thawed. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of House Brand Catsup has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

House Brand Catsup
by the seat of my pants

12 oz tomato paste
4 T white vinegar
3 T apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 t salt
1 t onion powder
1/2 t mustard powder
1/4 t cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of allspice
1 T sugar
2 T brown sugar
1 T honey
1 1/2 c water

Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix together well using a whisk, continue stirring until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Let sit for 45 minutes allowing the flavors to meld. Pour into a storage container or jar, store in the refrigerator. 

Storage options for House Brand Catsup. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or even longer. This recipe has a high acid content and should keep until used. You could freeze House Brand


Catsup
, but expect some loss of texture when thawed. 

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  1. I never knew it was so easy to make! This is awesome.

    Alexandra
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    1. It is also convenient if used as an ingredient in cooking, because before you know it, the bottle is empty! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. A good recipe to have. I can't tell you how many times I run out of ketchup.. thanks

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    1. You are welcome, I like that we can choose the ingredients...

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  3. Never thought about making it but now I know how!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 26. Pinned!

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  4. is catsup the same as ketchup? yes it's always good to make one's own condiments. you know what's in them:-)

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    1. I think there are two spellings, because it is so popular! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  5. I haven't made ketchup in YEARS -- I used to in the old days when I was big on canning.

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    1. I suppose you could can this, but it is especially handy when you use catsup as an ingredient...

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  6. Amazed at how many 'sweet' items are in it!!

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    1. Yes there are three small amount of sweetener in this recipe. However much less than commercially prepared catsup. According to Insider.com https://www.insider.com/sugar-in-condiments-nutrition-facts-2019-8, a 20 ounce bottle of Heinz catsup has 2/3 c of sugar. While this homemade version contains only 1/4 c total "sugars". But honestly catsup would only be tomato sauce without a bit of sweet flavor. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  7. I am pinning this one, catsup is probably the most used condiment in our house. Thank you so sharing on Fiesta Friday.

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    1. You are welcome, this is especially handy for cooking with! So many good recipes call for catsup, and before you know it, the bottle is empty...

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  8. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

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    1. Helen, you are welcome, thanks for hosting What's for Dinner!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - I'm featuring you this week!

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  10. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at A Themed Linkup 61 for Vegan Recipes. Pinned again!

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    1. Dee, Thanks for hosting a themed link up for vegan recipes, I appreciate it.

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