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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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