Diane’s Simple Crock Pot Tomato Ketchup & BBQ Sauce

Diane's Diane Henderiks’ Simple Crock Pot Tomato Ketchup & BBQ Sauce

Diane's Diane Henderiks’ Simple Crock Pot Tomato Ketchup & BBQ Sauce


  • Ingredients for Ketchup:
  • 2 pounds very ripe tomatoes or 1 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional ingredients for BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses

Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for ketchup in high powered blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into crock pot, cover and cook on low for 4 hours stirring occasionally.
  3. Taste and adjust to your liking by adding more vinegar, sugar, spices, etc.
  4. Remove lid and cook another hour or until mixture thickens to desired consistency.
  5. Remove 2 cups of ketchup, let cool and store covered in fridge.
  6. Combine additional ingredients for BBQ sauce to remaining ketchup in crock pot.
  7. Cover, turn crock pot up to high and cook for 2 more hours.
  8. Turn off, let BBQ sauce cool and store covered in fridge.
  9. ENJOY!

5 replies
  1. Marcelene
    Marcelene says:

    Hi Diane! I decided to make your ketchup today! It’s delicious! And it makes me feel good not to have condiments with a bunch of preservatives.

    I was just wondering how long it will keep in the fridge?

    Thanks so much!

    • Diane Henderiks
      Diane Henderiks says:

      So glad you like it! Stays in fridge for about 2 weeks. It also freezes great just put in small containers or bags, label and you have homemade ketchup whenever you want it! You can easily turn into BBQ sauce to 🙂


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