One of America’s favorite condiments

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I recently procured the base of this recipe for homemade catsup and loved it so much, I just had to doctor it up a bit and share it!






  • 1 gallon tomato sauce
  • 1 46 oz can tomato juice
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 20 drops cinnamon oil
  • 20 drops clove oil
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 7 heaping tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper



Boil all above ingredients except sugar and corn starch for fifteen minutes, stirring to prevent burning. Add sugar and corn starch. Bring back to a boil and boil for about 10 more minutes.

Put mixture in sterile jars (makes 9-11 pints). Can keep in dark place or refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Use it as your meatloaf topping, drizzle it on your hot dog or dip your French fries in it—however you use catsup, this is a wonderful homemade alternative!

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