Sweet Green Tomato Ketchup

No sterilizing jars and canning...just eating and enjoying! Use this as a side dish, or on potatoes or even with corn chips instead of salsa!


2 cups (16 servings)


5 green tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1/2 cup pickling salt
1 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
10 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
8 whole cloves
1 tablespoon dark corn syrup


In a large bowl, layer the tomatoes, bell peppers and onion, seasoning each layer with salt as you go. Keep making layers until you run out of vegetables. Cover the bowl, and refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours.

Pour the vegetables into a colander and rinse off the salt under running water. Put them into a pot with a lid, and stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, white sugar, whole cloves, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, and then simmer over medium heat, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. The tomatoes will start to turn pale.

When the vegetables are very soft, press them through a sieve, being sure to find all of the cloves and remove them. Cool the sauce.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 35 minutes


Store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85; Total Fat: 0.1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 3471 mg; Total Carbs: 21.3 g (Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g); Protein: 0.7 g

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