Homemade Curry Ketchup

One year ago today, Hubby and I were enjoying our last day in Munich on our two week European vacation. We had such a blast and have often talked about how we’d literally jump on a plane and re-do that vacation in a heartbeat. In my mind, that’s the sign of a great trip. If you’d go back and do the same thing over again, you know it was a good time.

Homemade Curry Spiced Ketchup

One thing that stands out for me is the food. And the beer. No surprise there, right? A few foods really stand out when I think back on that trip. One of those foods is currywurst. We enjoyed it on more than one occasion while in Germany.

Homemade Curry Spiced Ketchup

I had honestly never heard of curry ketchup before that trip, but once we got home, I knew it would be something I’d want to recreate. Luckily, I had no problem finding a recipe for curry ketchup on the internet.

Homemade Curry Spiced Ketchup

This ketchup was so simple to throw together, makes the house smell amazing while it’s simmering away, and tastes just like I remember from Germany. I used Penzey’s sweet curry in the ketchup. Since making this, we have been eating it on everything. I even gave a jar of it to Hubby’s mom for her birthday.

Homemade Curry Spiced Ketchup

I’ve been on a BIG condiment kick recently. From salad dressing, to mustards, and barbeque sauces, our fridge is full of jars of homemade deliciousness. It’s been a lot of fun and I have more condiment recipes coming your way soon!

Homemade Curry Spiced Ketchup

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Homemade Curry Ketchup

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ground yellow curry
1 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
big pinch ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Place oil in a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Saute onions until they are transparent, tender, and begin to brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute more.

Add the tomato paste, salt, and all of the spices to the pan. Stir until the tomato paste is evenly distributed, and the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add brown sugar, vinegar, and crushed tomatoes. Stir to combine.

Let mixture simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes. Mixture will thicken to a ketchup consistency. Stir occasionally.

Remove pan from heat, and use an immersion blender to blend to the chunky ketchup smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can carefully place the warm ketchup in a regular blender to blend smooth. Just be sure to leave the blender lid slightly ajar so the warm contents don’t burst.

After blending, strain ketchup through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl to remove any unwanted seeds.

Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Store ketchup in glass jars in the fridge. Ketchup will last for up to 1 month in the fridge!

Recipe from Joy the Baker

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9 Responses to “Strawberry Blueberry Jam”

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    yumventures — June 2, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Mmm I love jam, and this looks great for strawberry season! I unfortunately don’t like blueberries — would you adjust the other ingredients if you minus them? Also where do you get canning jars? Yay, fun summer project!

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    Jen — June 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    yumventures – You can def leave the blueberries out. Follow the link through to Ina’s original recipe. It doesn’t have blueberries in it. The comments on the Food Network website did say that it was a bit sweet with the sugar listed in the recipe, so keep that in mind.

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    Katherine — June 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve never made homemade jam before…but wow this sure does look delicious!

    It would be great in some thumbprint cookies or linzer cookies…yumm.

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    laurasrecipecollection.com — June 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I’ve never had strawberry & blueberry jam before. That looks divine!

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    themilkmanswife — June 3, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Oh, this looks wonderful! I’ve never made jam before but it’s on my list of things to try, this looks like the perfect way to get started. I love berry combos like this. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Sarah — June 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Does this recipe require pectin? I’ve heard that pectin is found naturally in raspberries so you don’t need it for that kind of jam, but wasn’t sure if it applied to strawberry as well. I am new to making jam but am excited to try!

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    Jen — June 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Sarah – This recipe does not require pectin.

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    Vickie — June 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hey there.. I have done your strawberry/blueberry jam, and I’m tellin ya,, it was sooooo goooood. Not too sweet either. My problem was, it never would really thicken, and I checked it on a saucer I kept in the freezer. It remained runny,, but ohh sooo good. I gave it away to family and they loved it. I’m just preparing to do more,, fingers crossed, I do hope it gets a little thicker this time. If I were to put the slightest amount of pectin I’m wondering what would happen?????? I noticed this posting is from 2010

    • beantownbaker — June 15th, 2013 @ 11:44 am

      I think a little bit of pectin could help thicken the jam. If you try it, I’d love to know how it turns out.

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