We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ketchup-lovers like me hate the idea of enriching the wannabe-patricians Theresa Heinz and John Kerry. Plus we like the idea of something with a bit more kick. I am making this one, from the Food Network:
3 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup diced red onion Can of Roma tomatoes, skinned, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill Salt and freshly ground black pepper Pinch allspice Pinch celery salt Pinch mustard seed
In medium saute pan over medium heat, add oil and onions. Cook until brown and caramelized. Add the tomatoes, and garlic and cook for a few minutes, just to soften the vegetables. Then add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
You can either serve the ketchup chunky or puree it in a blender first and serve it smooth.
At least double the vinegar, in my opinion. If grilling burgers for guests, offer the bottle and the home-made. See which one they prefer.
"Ketchup-lovers like me hate the idea of enriching Theresa Heinz and John Kerry." - Bird Dog
"Teresa Heinz was a registered Republican for most of her voting career, the same as her first husband, Senator Heinz, and she remained a registered Republican despite being married to the Democratic Senator John Kerry." - Wikipedia
Way to treat a fellow Republican, buddy. :/
And they signed a pre-nup that keeps all of their finances separate, so Kerry doesn't get a penny from Heinz, Inc.
Hate to ruin a good narrative and all that, but the whole Heinz ketchup - John Kerry connection is non-existent.
That recipe looks awesome. Onions, garlic, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce? And you say this thing has a "bit more kick"? Really!
Long ago, probably in the 70s, the WSJ had a story on some company figuring out how to make ketchup without the burnt taste. It was done, and it turned out people liked the burnt taste, so the went back to the old way.