Banana Ketchup

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 113
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil the bananas until soft and can mash easily. Peel and mash them up, or puree in a blender.
  • Make a syrup out of the vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and clove.
  • Combine the mashed bananas (should be about 2 cups worth) with the onions, pepper, salt, and vinegar syrup.
  • Carefully heat in a heavy-bottom saucepan until the onions soften, stirring often. Add red food coloring to make it look more like commercial ketchup, about a teaspoon or so. Beet juice makes a nice natural colorant if you don't want to use commercial dyes.
  • Wait for the mixture to cool off a bit after the onions get soft then mash up in a blender or food processor for a smooth ketchup-like consistency. You may have to run it through 2-3 times to get a nice smoothness.
  • If it gets too thick, add some water.
  • Heat the ketchup again, to a simmering point and pack into sterilized bottles with 1/2 inch of give at the top, while still hot.
  • Pasteurize by immersing the bottles in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes.
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