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Homemade Smoked Ketchup

Homemade Smoked Ketchup

By Traeger Kitchen

Forget the store-bought stuff and spread our version on thick. Smoked tomatoes and a blend of spices make for a ketchup of epic proportions.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr
30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes
3 Clove garlic
1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered
2 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
2 Tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 Tablespoon brown sugar
To Taste Salt


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    Spread tomatoes out in a low, shallow baking sheet.

  • 3

    Place tray directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Remove from the grill and set aside.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute 3-5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more until fragrant.

  • 5

    Add tomato paste and cook another minute until tomato paste turns a rust color.

  • 6

    Deglaze by adding smoked tomatoes, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

  • 7

    Stir with wooden spoon to pick up all the bits on the bottom of the pan. Add ground cloves and cayenne and bring to a simmer.

  • 8

    Cook 20 minutes until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  • 9

    Add brown sugar and stir to combine.

  • 10

    Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt to taste.

  • 11

    Transfer to a storage container and to the refrigerator to cool.

  • 12

    Serve with burgers, hot dogs and fries. Enjoy!

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