Slowly cooked and wonderfully spiced, this ubiquitous condiment is super versatile and the basis for many sauce derivatives. Try adding some maple syrup and diced cooked apples for grilled vegetables, pork or chicken.
– Mark Picone
2lbstomatoes – peeled, seeded, and diced
Salt and Pepper to taste
cayenne, to taste
Over moderate heat, in a heavy bottom pan add the oil and cook the onion and garlic until soft.
Add tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, spice bag and simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until very thick. Remove spice bag.
Purée ketchup in a blender until smooth then strain into a sauce pan. Over medium heat, cook until desired consistency. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
Ladle into hot jars and process according to preserving standards.