Old Fashioned Homesteading Ketchup Recipe

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This old fashioned homesteading ketchup recipe has been made in many homesteading kitchens. A homestead’s garden harvest can be made into a variety of different recipes but I hope you give this one a try because it is delicious.

Old Fashioned Homesteading Ketchup Recipe

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This is another item that once you start making for yourself, you will scorn the store bought stuff full of artificial preservatives. You will be amazed at how good you will feel once you remove a good portion of artificial preservatives out of your food choices.

Ingredients:

48 medium tomatoes (8 lbs.), peeled (heirloom tomatoes are more flavorful)

2 ripe red peppers, chopped

2 sweet green peppers, chopped

4 onions, chopped

3 c. white vinegar

3 c. sugar

3 T. salt

1 1/2 tsp. cloves

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. allspice

3 tsp. ground dry mustard

1/2 tsp. hot red peppers

Boil tomatoes, peppers and onions until tender. Run through sieve or strainer. Add remaining ingredients. Boil until thick and pour into jars.

Water Bath Canning: Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 35 minutes for pints and 40 minutes for quarts.

Pressure Canning: Process the jars for 30 minutes for pint jars and 35 minutes for quarts, at a pressure of 10 to 11 pounds.

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