Banana Ketchup


  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes1 cup
Banana Ketchup

DIY homemade ketchup recipe
Photo by John Cullen

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Banana ketchup is a Filipino condiment that was created by renowned food scientist Maria Orosa in the 1930s as the result of a tomato shortage. It remains a staple today and is often served alongside fried chicken.


  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana, about 1 banana

  • 156-mL can tomato paste

  • 1/3 cup white vinegar

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • COOK 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana with 1/3 cup brown sugar in medium saucepan for 2 min.

  • WHISK all remaining ingredients into saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium-low. Simmer, stirring often (it may splatter), about 4 min. Let cool before using. It will keep well, refrigerated, up to 1 month.

Want more ketchup? Try our traditional Homemade Ketchup, Curry Ketchup or Ballpark Ketchup.