Homemade Guava Ketch-up

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Great recipe for guava ketchup.


4 lbs guava cleaned deseeded
15 pieces chili, crushed and minced
2 cups white vinegar
2 lbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp of browning
1/3 sodium benzoate
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon coloring – ketchup red
1 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 cups of water
1 tsp iodized salt
1/4 teaspoon cloves, crushed


Put water in a large pot and let boil.

Put in the guava and boil for 12 minutes. Remove from the pot and let cool.

When the guava has cooled, combine guava, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.

Place in a blender with 2 cups of water and blend for seconds. Note: this can be done by batch.

Place the mixture in a large mixing bowl. Add chili, all the spices, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

Place the mixture in a large pot and cook for 60 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

Put-in the food coloring and sodium benzoate. Stir until well blended.

Let the mixture cool and transfer to jars or containers.

Recipe Submitted by Good Old Bajan Cooking Group.

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