Homemade Banana Ketchup

Homemade Banana Ketchup

Banana ketchup sounds different, but it's a great condiment with pork or chicken. There is a little tomato in it, but the banana flavor dominates.
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  • Serves: 56 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place the bananas, garlic, 2/3 cup of the vinegar, raisins, onions, and tomato paste in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.
  3. Step 3

    Process until it is smooth and pour it into a large, heavy saucepan.
  4. Step 4

    To the banana mixture in the saucepan, add the remaining 2/3 cup vinegar, 3 cups of water, brown sugar, salt , and ground chipotle chile pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Step 5

    Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered, stirring the ketchup occasionally, for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    If the ketchup gets too thick and begins to stick to the pot, add some of the remaining water (up to 1 cup).
  7. Step 7

    Add the corn syrup, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, for another 15 minutes or until it is thick enough to coat a metal spoon.
  8. Step 8

    Stir in the rum and remove the pan from heat. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Push the ketchup through a fine strainer, mashing the solids with the back of a spoon.
  10. Step 10

    Let it cool to room temperature.
  11. Step 11

    Pour the banana ketchup into glass bottles or jars, cover, and refrigerate.