Ketchup made with roasted beets has a surprising, slightly earthy flavor—we love it in place of tomato ketchup on turkey burgers. It's easiest to cook it over the course of two days: On day one, cook, cool, peel, and chop the beets; on day two, cook them into ketchup. A splatter screen will help keep splashes contained while cooking the purée. This recipe was developed by Marisa McClellan for her story Beyond Tomatoes: Four Great Fruit Ketchups.
- 1 lb. cooked red beets, diced
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup diced onion
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground coriander
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground cloves
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine the chopped beets, vinegar, brown sugar, and onion in a 6-qt. saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-high and cook for 25 minutes, until beets are tender.
Remove saucepan from heat and purée with remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.