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Filipina Banana ketchup

Filipina Banana Ketchup

In times of shortage people get creative! During war the tomato import got stuck causing a disaster for the ketchup loving nation. The overload of bananas lead them to be creative! The banana ketchup was born! Are you curious how it tastes? 

Course BBQ Sauce, sauces
Keyword Banana, BBQ sauce, ketchup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 bottle


  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 6 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 10 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of hickory smoked salt or regular salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • red peppers at taste


  1. Add a tbsp of oil to a cast iron pan and toss the shredded red onion, freshly grated ginger and finely chopped red peppers in the pan. Put it on a medium fire to fry the ingredients. 

  2. While frying the onion, add all other ingredients to a blender and blend them until you've obtained a smooth sauce. 

  3. Add the yellow banana ketchup sauce to the fried onions and let simmer for an hour on a low heat fire.  Stir every once a while to prevent the sugars in the sauce from burning. If the sauce is thickening too fast, add some more water. 

  4. Taste your banana ketchup and add some more ingredients at taste. 

  5. Pour the sauce through a strainer to remove the onion, pepper and ginger if you want a smooth sauce and pour it in a clean bottle.
    I don't mind for pieces in my sauce and prefer the sauce with fried onions inside of it. 

Have fun with this special tasting sauce!