Chunky Ketchup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours


3-1/2 cups

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
I created this chunky homemade ketchup to jazz up chopped steak sandwiches and hot sausage sandwiches for my family. It's so delicious and fresh-tasting. I gave some to our friends, too, and they enjoyed it on hamburgers and even stuffed peppers. —Susan Stahr, Driftwood, Pennsylvania


  • 4 cups chopped seeded peeled tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, onion, green pepper, sugar, tomato paste and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Stir in vinegar; heat through. Cool to room temperature; store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 40 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.