Slideshow: 10 Quick and Easy Ketchup Variations

10 Quick and Easy Ketchups
10 Quick and Easy Ketchups

Just a couple minutes of work can transform ketchup into a completely new and unique condiment.

Char Siu Ketchup
Char Siu Ketchup

Hoisin gives this ketchup a deep, earthy sweetness while honey, soy sauce, sherry, and five spice powder add the distinctive additional notes of char siu sauce—the Chinese answer to barbecue sauce.

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Barbecue Ketchup
Barbecue Ketchup

Taking a cue from Kansas City barbecue sauce, this ketchup delivers the sweet tang with a little heat, without being overwhelmingly strong.

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Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup
Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

Using Serbian ajvar as inspiration, roasted red peppers are mixed with ketchup, garlic, and sherry vinegar, along with smoked paprika for that required smoky flavor.

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Thai Sweet Chili Ketchup
Thai Sweet Chili Ketchup

Thai sweet chili sauce is good with so many things, and this ketchup creates a similar balance between sugar and chili flakes that's just as versatile.

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Sriracha Ketchup
Sriracha Ketchup

Sriracha and ketchup together make a great condiment, but add a little honey for some contrast with the heat, rice vinegar for extra tang, and lime and cilantro for freshness, and it's pretty killer

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Salsa Ketchup
Salsa Ketchup

A good salsa can be used for so much—chip dip, taco topper, condiment for eggs, etc. Mix it with ketchup and you have a nice accompaniment for fries, taquitos, and more.

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Orange Chipotle Ketchup
Orange Chipotle Ketchup

Orange and chipotle is a combo I like so much I’ve revisited it again and again. Add the two to ketchup, and that perfect union just gets stronger, with a strong spicy, smoky, and fruity sauce.

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Salsa Golf
Salsa Golf

The tangy, sweet, and fruity mayo-ketchup mix of Argentinian salsa golf is one of my favorite condiments. I’ve always wanted to find a space for this sweet and tangy sauce in my column, but how much can you say about a two ingredient recipe?

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