I made catsup - ketchup with 12 pounds good ripe garden tomatoes - put through food mill, 2 onions chopped, 1 cup of sugar. I boiled in a separate enamel pot 1.5 cups apple cider vinegar, 2 cinnamon sticks and 2 teaspoons of dried .allspice berries and 1 tbls of celery seed. I boiled these for a good 1/2 hour - reduced the vinegar and spices to 3/4 cup and added more apple cider vinegar to bring vinegar to 1.5 liquid again. I combined all of this and simmered this gently for over 2 hours, til basically the consistency of catsup.
It tasted good, but for an indefineable, at the back of your throat, possible, vinegar overload.
Does anybody see a really obvious mistake in my catsup. This is the first time I've attempted catsup.
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