Make Your Own Condiments (Recipes)
You probably already have most of the ingredients you need to make your own condiments. You'll save money and end up with more delicious meals. Here are a few recipes.
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 1/4 cups water
Mix together all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat; simmer gently until you get the consistency of ketchup, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Taste and adjust salt if necessary. Allow to cool. Pour into container with a lid. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 1 1/2 cups ketchup.
Note: This recipe doubles well.
Spicy Country-Style Barbecue Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Place onions and oil in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until onions are tender. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Yield: 1 2/3 cups.
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil (or less, if mixture thickens quickly)
Put egg, salt, sugar, mustard, paprika and vinegar in blender. Cover and blend for a few seconds. With blender still running, add the oil very slowly. Blend until thick and smooth. Yield: about 2 cups.
Note: Substitute pasteurized egg substitute for raw egg for pregnant women or elderly persons.
1 1/4 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 drops hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco™)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate until needed. Yield: 3 cups.
You can make your own Worcestershire sauce. This recipe contains a number of ingredients, but once you have these items you'll be able to make a ton of sauce.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large sweet onions, roughly chopped
1/2 cup tamarind paste
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2 jalapenos, seeds removed and minced
1/4 cup chopped canned anchovies
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 whole cloves
2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup molasses
3 cups white vinegar
1 cup dark beer
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups water
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the tamarind paste, garlic, ginger and jalapenos. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add anchovies, tomato paste, cloves, pepper, corn syrup, molasses, white vinegar, beer, orange juice, water, lemon and lime. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 3 hours until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain sauce into a glass bottle and refrigerate. Yield: about 6 cups.
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