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Ketchup (spicy)
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Contributed by: RoseyAdded: Mar 27, 2008 at 04:28 AM


This will make a thick, dark colored, sweet and spicy ketchup which is not far in flavor from the commercial kind. This recipe only yielded about 4 generous Tablespoons, although it could be thickened instead of reducing for a larger quantity with a milder flavor. A and B secretors might try this using the No Tomato Tomato Sauce as the 'tomato' base, but I haven't explored this.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Other
  • 14 oz can of tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1-2 Tablespoons molasses according to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice (or only a pinch of ground cloves)
  • a pinch or two of cayenne pepper (if not compliant, increase amount of ginger)
How to make it:
  1. Finely chop the onion.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  4. Press the mixture through a sieve to extract as much liquid as possible.
  5. Keep the tomato and onion to flavor stews/soups.
  6. Reduce the resulting liquid on a medium to high heat until thickened to the desired consistency.
  7. Keep stirring to avoid burning as it will thicken quickly.
    Note:Fantastic with sweet potato fries or freshly baked soda bread!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Molasses (Blackstrap)  B N B B B B N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Allspice2 N N A A A A N N
Clove- N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 11:53 AM By: Lola