Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2ts Whole cloves

  2. 1 1/2ts Broken stick cinnamon

  3. 1 ts Celery seed

  4. 1 c White vinegar

  5. 8 lb Ripe tomatoes (25 med)

  6. 1 tb Chopped onion

  7. 1/4ts Red pepper

  8. 1 c Sugar

  9. 4 ts Salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. + Directions : Measure spices into small saucepan; add vinegar. Cover; heat to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand while preparing tomato mixture. (Spices steep in vinegar just like tea. It's this separate brewing for spicy flavor that keeps the catsup a rich red color. ) Wash tomatoes. Mash in a large pan. Add onion and red pepper. Heat to a boil; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Put tomatoes through a food mill or a coarse sieve or colander. Add sugar to the tomato juice. Heat to a boil; then simmer briskly. Cook till you have only half the amount you began with. This should take 45 to 60 minutes. Strain spiced vinegar mixture into tomato mixture; discard spices. Add salt. Simmer about 30 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir often. Fill hot, sterilized jars; seal at once. Makes 2 pints.


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