Intro: Father's Day Gift for Condiment Kings!
I am not particular about ketchup brands but I have condiment kings in my family and thought they might appreciate the new flavor! I have been experimenting making my own condiments and it has paid off nicely. Many ready made products have too much sugar and other ingredients that aren't very healthy!
Step 1: What You Will Need
Twine or ribbon to tie around the neck of the bottle
Light weight cardboard for label
Pen or marker
Hole punch not shown
Favorite home- made condiments
Step 2: Bottle Labels
Cut out a bottle shape with a neck and . . . .
Punch a hole in the neck part with a hole punch
Outline the outside with a marker pen
Write the title on the label
Step 3: Contents
1 cup Heinz ketchup
A few drops of the balsamic vinegar to taste
Add garlic seasoning to taste
In my opinion home-made ketchup is the best because it has less sugar and is healthier. I made this ketchup because of the article I read online and thought the guys would appreciate it.
My recipe calls for mustard powder (whatever size container is available), a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt, boiling water, (enough to make a paste) and a bit of oil to keep the mustard from becoming cement. I have been using this recipe for a long time. It is hotter than the Chinese mustards found commercially.(I've been accused of putting horseradish in it) It should satisfy your desire for Hot. Enjoy!.
Some recipes call for dry mustard, cold water and salt and other recipes add vinegar and oil. Many different variations available.
I canned this recipe but a person can make it fresh and it will keep for about 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
4 cups sliced apricots, remove pits
1 Cup sugar
4 Tablespoons lime juice
3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoons chopped red onion
3 Garlic buds
4 Jalapeno peppers 2 seeded and finely chopped and 2 finely chopped
1 Finely chopped bell pepper
Place apricots into a large pot, add lime juice, and bring to a boil
Add the cilantro, onion, jalapeno peppers, and bell pepper
Lower heat, cook down for about 30 minutes.
Cook until peppers are done.
Remove from heat.
I made my recipe with much less sugar than what most recipes call for. I like mine a little more tart so you can taste the fruit. My apricots were naturally sweet already. The next time I make this I will brown the peppers, garlic, and onions first and see what it does for the recipe.
Step 4: Filling the Bottles
Place the cork into the top
Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
Here are two of my Condiment Kings! This is a great thing to do with the kids for Father's day. The condiments will last about 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge. That is why I put them in small bottles. My son was here a few weeks ago and I snagged these bottles before he threw them away. I just knew there would be something I could use them for. My favorite was the apricot salsa. My neighbor tried it and said it was really good. She wanted a bottle to give her friend from work who loves hot salsa.
Thanks for stopping by and please do come again. Have a Happy Father's Day!