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Homemade Smoked Ketchup

Traeger Kitchen


Homemade Smoked Ketchup

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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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

How many people are you serving?

8

    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.
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    • 2

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

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

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