Do you ever add ketchup to recipes to improve the flavor?

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  1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years ago

    Do you ever add ketchup to recipes to improve the flavor?

    I do. Many times making recipes with tomatoes the results may lack a little something and have a raw or unsavory flavor on the tongue and a few squirts of ketchup can round out the flavor to make something really good; such as chili, spaghetti, etc. Even home made soup sometimes. I admit you must be careful to not overdo but ketchup have a sweetness and roundness of flavor that can really make a difference. I also never make a meatloaf without a ketchup topping. How about you; do you sometimes us ketchup in seasoning? 

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  2. Lori P. profile image86
    Lori P.posted 3 years ago

    LOL! Yes! People wrinkle their noses at ketchup as an ingredient, but it's just another conglomerate ingredient. Ketchup contains tomato sauce and tomato paste along with spices and sugar. I use ketchup in my meatloaf topping, barbecue sauce, tripe stew, etc. Love ketchup!

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I know, I use to wrinkle my nose at it too until I tried it. It does have lots of great seasonings!

  3. Sara Jofre profile image74
    Sara Jofreposted 3 years ago

    When I'm making something that needs tomato sauce I, sometimes, add a little ketchup to it, not much. It's a good ingredient wink

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes you do need to be careful not to overdo it I agree.

  4. Venkatachari M profile image30
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    Yes. But it is use for certain recipes and soups to add flavour and good, spicy taste. No need to use for tomato recipes as ketchup also contains mostly tomatoes.

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I still add it if the tomato flavor of the dish  am making is just not quite right; usually always fixes it.

  5. Abhinav4192 profile image59
    Abhinav4192posted 3 years ago

    Wile making Tomato Paneer (Paneer = cottage cheese), i always add a little tomato ketchup to make a bit tangy. Improves the flavor and aroma.

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It does add a nice tang!

  6. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    I do add it to my meatloaf for sure, but have not thought about adding it to other recipes.  However, it makes sense to round-out the flavor.  I love ketchup!

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I never liked meatloaf til I started putting ketchup on it. I never add it if stuff is ok as is but it can really fix up spegetti that needs a little sweetness or chili that needs a little tang. I just make sure I just add a little at a time.

  7. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    yes, i always use tomato ketchup and chilli sauce for my sweet and sour sauce, tasted great

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have the recipe here? Would love to see it!

  8. StoneCircle profile image90
    StoneCircleposted 3 years ago

    Ketchup with potato chips(crushed) on meatloaf.
    It is also the main ingredient in many a marinade I make.

    1. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow; potato chips? I use the ketchup; will try the chips sometime!

 
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