This Raspberry Chipotle Ketchup is smoky, spicy, and a little tart. It is thick and chunky – perfect for a veggie burger or fries.
Smoky, Spicy and A Little Tart
I recently started making my own BBQ Sauce, so making a Raspberry Chipotle Ketchup seemed like a next logical step.
I always have chipotle in adobo sauce and chipotle powder in my pantry. I love to pair it with something sweet like maple syrup. I used that combination with my Maple Chipotle Cashews and my Maple Chipotle Black Bean Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa. Both recipes are sweet and spicy – my favorite flavor combination!
To be honest, I don’t know if I would use chipotle peppers as much as I do if it weren’t for the fact that I live in Tucson. Yes, I love all things spicy, but I think that living here has definitely influenced how I cook. Mexican cuisine is one of my favorite things to eat, so it works out nicely living so close to the Mexican border.
This ketchup is smoky, spicy, and a little tart from the raspberries. It has a mild sweetness, depending upon how sweet your raspberries are, and some more sweetness from agave syrup.
Chipotles give this ketchup it’s smoky and spicy flavor. If you have never had them before, they are smoke-dried jalapeños, to give you an idea of their spice level.
Control the Ingredients
Not only do I love cooking in general, but I also love making my own condiments because I can control the ingredients. This is a topic that I have brought up before and will probably continue to bring up.
Have you ever read the ingredients on your favorite products? Many foods have ingredients that I cannot pronounce and don’t know what they are. I personally prefer to control what goes into my body.
Being vegan for 18 years, I have read many labels. Being gluten free, it is vital that I read labels so that I don’t get sick. Making my own condiments ensures that I am getting something that is not only vegan and gluten free, but healthy as well.
*In case you are wondering, The fries in these photographs are Baked Tofu Fries. They went nicely with the Raspberry Chipotle Ketchup. The recipe is coming soon! I will link to it here when I post it.
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Raspberry Chipotle Ketchup
Makes 1 1/4 cup
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 chipotles in adobo sauce (gluten free)
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- Mix all ingredients except raspberries. Pour into a sauce pan on medium heat. Add in raspberries and mash them with a fork, as mixture simmers. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, until raspberries are broken down and mixture thickens.