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Homemade Ketchup

Sweetened with just a bit of pure honey, this Homemade Ketchup is smooth, savory, tangy, and oh-so-tasty.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Killing Thyme


  • 2 pints ripe grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pure honey
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Add all of the ingredients from the tomatoes through to the whole clove to a medium saucepan. (Save the Worcestershire sauce for the end.)
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, for approx. 25-30 minutes until the mixture has thickened up a bit. With a slotted spoon, remove the clove and discard.
  • With an immersion blender, blend until smooth. If using a blender, carefully transfer half of the mixture to the blender container (be careful blending hot liquids) and blend in batches until smooth.
  • Drain the mixture through a sieve into a heat-safe container. For an even smoother consistency, run through the sieve a second time (recommended).
  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, and chill before serving.