Growing Chefs! Ontario Tomato Ketchup
Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.
Make your sache: Prepare a square single layer of cheesecloth that will fit all the spices with room to and secure the contents. An empty tea bag will also make a good sache. fold
Measure out the cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, celery seeds, chile flakes, and allspice and place in the middle of the cheesecloth. Fold closed and secure with a length of kitchen twine.
Chop and stem the tomatoes. Mince the garlic.
Measure out the vinegar, sugar and salt.
Place the tomatoes in a medium pot with salt, vinegar, sugar, onion, garlic and spice packet. Cook over medium heat until tomatoes are soft and onions are translucent and limp (about 30 minutes).
Remove and discard the spice packet. Puree the sauce.
Strain the ketchup through a fine mesh strainer back into a pot.
Cook over medium-low heat for an additional 20 – 30 minutes until thickened to your preference.
Store in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.