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Homemade Smoked Ketchup

Traeger Kitchen


Homemade Smoked Ketchup

Prep Time

5

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

Forget the store-bought stuff and lay our version on thick. Smoked tomatoes and a blend of spices make for a ketchup of epic proportions.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 2 Can (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes

  • 3 Clove garlic

  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered

  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 Tablespoon brown sugar

  • To Taste salt

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  • 2

    Toss tomatoes with 1 Tbsp olive oil and spread on a sheet tray.
  • 3

    Place tray directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Remove from the grill and set aside.
  • 4

    Heat remaining olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • 5

    Add tomato paste and cook another minute until tomato paste turns a rust color.
  • 6

    Deglaze by adding smoked tomatoes, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  • 7

    Stir with wooden spoon to pick up all the bits on the bottom of the pan. Add ground cloves and cayenne and bring to a simmer.
  • 8

    Cook 20 minutes until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • 9

    Add brown sugar and stir to combine.
  • 10

    Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt to taste.
  • 11

    Transfer to a storage container and to the refrigerator to cool.
  • 12

    Serve with burgers, hot dogs and fries. Enjoy!