Primal Ketchup











Primal Ketchup


3 1/2 lbs. tomatoes (washed and sliced)

2 medium onions (sliced)

1/8 clove garlic

1/2 bay leaf

1/2 red pepper

1/4 c unsweetened fruit juice (white grape, pear, or apple)

1 tsp. whole allspice

1 tsp. whole cloves

1 tsp. whole mace

1 tsp. celery seeds

1 tsp. black peppercorns

1/2 inch cinnamon stick

1/2 C. lemon juice

Pinch of cayenne pepper



  1. Boil tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf and red pepper until soft. Add fruit juice.
  2. Mix spices (allspice, cloves, mace, celery seed, peppercorns and cinnamon) and put them into a small cloth spice bag. Add spice bag to mixture, boiling quickly, and stirring frequently until it reduces to half the quantity.
  3. Take out the spice bag. Add lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Continue boiling for 10 more minutes.
  4. Bottle ketchup in clean jars with 3⁄4 inch of space above for expansion. Seal and freeze immediately.

Always refrigerate container that is currently in use.

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