Bundle first six ingredients in cheesecloth.
Combine spice bundle with remaining ingredients in a saucepan and cook until onions, chili, and tomatoes are soft, approximately 45 minutes; stir occasionally.
Remove from heat and take out spice bundle.
Strain through a mesh strainer back into pot.
For a smokey flavored ketchup add smoked paprika to taste. Add more salt, sugar or vinegar to adjust for personal preference. This recipe is based on an article found in the January/February 2009 Saveur magazine (issue 117).
2.0 1/2 cups
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 4:13pm