Ketchup From Hell

By • August 23, 2010 • 10 Comments



Author Notes: This is an innovative way to spice up your ketchup. Works great with sweet potatoes fries or as a BBQ sauce on top of chicken and steak. - adamnsvetcookingadamnsvetcooking

Food52 Review: This is a devilishly hot sauce with great depth and versatility. It's very easy to make and it makes a lot -- you could halve the recipe if you don't need much. Be sure to remove any seeds from your chipotle peppers first. If you wanted a sweet version, consider just adding smoked paprika and no peppers. I served this ketchup with a grassfed steak, grilled using a dry rub. It would be a welcome variation from plain old ketchup for sweet potato fries and I think it will work very well with chicken -- among many other possibilities! – SagegreenA&M

Makes about 3 cups

  • 1 Medium red onion, sliced
  • 3 Cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 cups Organic ketchup
  • 2.5 cups Organic apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle in Adobo with juice, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil to coat the bottom of a sauce pot
  1. Heat up the oil in a sauce pot at medium high. Add the sliced onion, cook for few minutes, and add the garlic. Caramelize the onions, about 10 mins.
  2. Add ketchup, apple sauce, paprika, cumin, and the diced chipotle with it juice. Season with salt and pepper. Bring down the heat to simmer and cook for about 30 to 40 mins.
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almost 4 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Whan an interesting combination.. I am very happy that my recipe was an inspiration

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Congrats adamnsvetcooking on your ep! I love this recipe and find myself craving it. I did make a milder version, which is really super with sweet potato fries. And my son has requested the hotter version!

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almost 4 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Thanks a lot Sage!

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

My son still raves about this recipe! It is the only ketchup he wants now. Even though things are crazy busy right now, I am going to find the time to make more.

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almost 4 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Hahaha! I am glad!!

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Since I was fresh out of chipotle in adobo, I resorted to a major variation with this recipe using fresh ginger and calvados instead: You have inspired me to work with applesauce and ketchup further! Such a great combination.

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

I made this yesterday and had it with steak, and it was wonderful....tonight we had it with sweet potato fries and it was really, truly great together! My son took some home with him because he loved it so much! I don't think we will want regular ketchup again after this.

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almost 4 years ago adamnsvetcooking

I am really glad that you liked the ketchup :) You might have to start making batches for your son. I got all of the ingredients today to make you Butter Alive recipe...We are grilling fish tomorrow

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love the name! So glad to see your fab guac recipe, too!!!

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about 4 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Thanks Sagegreen :)