San Marzano Style Earthquake Ketchup


Earthquake Ketchup

Earthquake Ketchup – Shaken and Stirred


San Marzano Style Ketchup

So, what do you do on the morning of the 4th of July when you want to make Boswell Barbecue Sauce that goes with Barbecued Ribs in the Instant Pot, but you don’t have ketchup? Well, you grab a can of San Marzano style tomatoes and you get cooking.

Dateline: July 4, 2019, ~ 10:08 PDT

I was standing over the stove stirring the ketchup when I started feeling like I was being stirred. At first, I thought it was vertigo, and then I realized it was an earthquake. The quake, with a magnitude of 6.4, was centered near Ridgecrest, a community west of the Mojave Desert and about 150 miles north of Los Angeles. It was the strongest Southern California quake in 20 years.

Let’s Make San Marzano Style Ketchup

Here’s to your ketchup only being stirred, not shaken!

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San Marzano Style Ketchup
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 cups
Homemade ketchup made from ingredients probably already in your pantry that you can play with the flavor to get something you really like.
Mise en Place

Mise En Place

  • one 28-ounce can San Marzano tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat and continue to stir until the tomatoes start to break up. Use an immersion blender to break them apart more. Taste for seasoning, add more sugar if it's too sour, more vinegar if it's too sweet. Keep cooking until it has become quite thick. Remove the pan from the heat, and put the ketchup in a blender for the final puree. Blend it until it is a puree. Using a funnel, pour it into a nice, clean bottle and seal it.
  2. This ketcup should be refrigerated because it does not have the preservatives commercial ketchup has,
This ketcup should be refrigerated because it does not have the preservatives commercial ketchup has,
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tablespoon Calories: 30 Fat: 0 Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Mono fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 1 g Sugar: 8 g Sodium: 127 mg Fiber: 0 Protein: 0 Cholesterol: 0

San Marzano Style Earthquake Ketchup

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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

One Response to San Marzano Style Earthquake Ketchup

  1. Courtney says:

    I think that now I see that making ketchup at home isn’t that difficult, even in an earthquake, I think I’ll try my hand at it. Glad everyone was ok.