"How Is It Made?" you ask. Here's How It's Made - today, ketchup!

“How Is It Made?” you ask. Here’s How It’s Made – today, ketchup!  I know how much I love ketchup however, I don’t eat ketchup on chips but I can’t eat a meat pie without it and what is the sad stuff that they call tomato sauce – that’s a different recipe me thinks.

This 4 minute video explains it all! “How Is It Made?” you ask. Here’s How It’s Made – today, ketchup!


Now you’ve seen how ketchup is made, if you still want some here’s a recipe on how to make the perfect pie.  Wikepidia descibes Ketchup as follows :

Ketchup (also catsup) is a condiment. Originally, recipes used egg whites, mushrooms, oysters, mussels, or walnuts, among other ingredients, but in modern times the unmodified term usually refers to tomato ketchup.

Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce typically made from tomatoes, sweetener, and vinegar, with assorted seasonings and spices. The latter vary by recipe, but commonly include onions, allspice, coriander, cloves, cumin, garlic, mustard and sometimes celery, anchovies, cinnamon, flour or ginger.

The market leader in the United States (60% market share) and United Kingdom (82%) is Heinz. Hunt’s has the second biggest share of the US market with less than 20%. In much of the UK, ketchup is also known as “Mulligan sauce”, “tomato sauce” (a term that means a fresher pasta sauce elsewhere in the world) or “red sauce” (especially in Wales).

Tomato ketchup is most often used as a condiment to various dishes that are usually served hot and may be fried or greasy: french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, tater tots, hot sandwiches, meat pies, cooked eggs, and grilled or fried meat. Ketchup is sometimes used as the basis for, or as one ingredient in, other sauces and dressings, and the flavor may be replicated as an additive flavoring for snacks like potato chips.

All importantly, here you’ll find a recipe for a fabulous Aussie meat pie from the people from Taste.com

The Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 3/4 cup Massel beef stock
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vegemite
  • 2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Step 1
    Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft. Add mince. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon, or until browned.
  • Step 2
    Mix cornflour and 1 tablespoon of stock to form a paste. Add remaining stock. Add stock, sauces and Vegemite to mince. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 8 minutes or until thick. Cool.
    Step 3
    Preheat oven to 220°C. Place a baking tray into oven. Grease 4 x 8cm base measurement pie pans.


  • Step 4
    Cut 4 x 15cm circles from shortcrust pastry. Use to line bases and sides of pans. Fill with mince. Brush rims with water. Cut 4 x 15cm circles from puff pastry. Place over meat. Press to seal. Trim. Brush with egg. Season.
  • Step 5
    Place pies onto hot tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Serve.

enjoy your ketchup with your Aussie (or any other type of ) pie.

More coming about how things are made.  Let me know what you’d like me to share with you in future.





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