Thursday, September 12, 2013

Green Tomato Ketchup Recipe

I did not set out to make this delicious, sweet/tart green tomato ketchup.  Weeks of garden neglect meant my heirloom indeterminate tomato plant became a gigantic beast, heaving over with height and heaviness and smothering other plants nearby.  The other day, I righted the plant, chopped a lot of the heavier side shoots, and as a result, ended up with many green tomatoes that I needed to figure out what to do with.  This green tomato ketchup is pretty darn good and I can't wait to use it with some homemade French fries! 

Green Tomato Ketchup                   makes about 4 pints

about 4 pounds of green tomatoes, sliced (I halved the large cherry tomatoes above)
3 large onions, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
dash of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup honey

Put all ingredients except honey into large pot.  Simmer on low heat for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally.  Pour into blender and puree.  Pour through mesh strainer.  Mix in honey.  At this point, pour into jars and store in fridge, or can using boiling-water canning method. If canning, leave 1/4 inch headspace and process for 10 minutes.


  1. We are swimming in tomatoes. I'm going to try this.

  2. Looks yummy. Great use of the green guys.

  3. I really want to make this Wendy!
    We don't use the canning method in the UK, but I'd like to try it - would you mind explaining how it's done please?!
    Thanks :-)

  4. Nice, will share with all my green tomato pals. Check out my blog...

  5. Nice, I will share with all my green tomato pals.

  6. Oh come on....this is awesome!!! I wish I had this when I had all my green tomatoes!!!!! Thanks for this one sweet lady!!!

  7. I looked up how to do canning Wendy and I made some ketchup - it has gone down a storm! Thanks you :-)

  8. Green ketchup? That's witchcraft! It looks great though!


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