• Prep

    20 m

  • Cook

    4 h

  • Ready In

    4 h 20 m

Recipe By:DJFoodie
“It’s the only ketchup recipe that I’ve ever had that stood up even close to as good as popular brands! It’s different, but it’s REALLY good! It’s important to reduce this for a long time, like 4 hours or so. It will thicken just a bit as it cools.”


  • 6 large tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise pods
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. In a large saucepan combine tomatoes, fennel, onion, garlic, sugar, molasses, vinegar, cloves, anise pods and salt. Reduce over low heat until mixture becomes very thick.
  2. Puree mixture in a blender and strain through a mesh strainer. Chill and store in refrigerator.

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