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Milk Street Recipe
Milk Street Bowtie Smoked Paprika and Cumin Ketchup

Smoked Paprika and Cumin Ketchup

45 minutes

2 cups

This condiment, inspired by the many Cuban fritas we sampled in Miami, is a balanced blend of smoky, savory, sweet, tangy and spicy flavors. Butter, used to sauté the onion, added a richness that oil did not. We liked the sauce best made with Cholula Hot Sauce or Crystal Hot Sauce. Use this as you would ketchup—on eggs, potatoes and, of course, burgers.

Don’t use double-concentrated tomato paste, which usually is packaged in tubes. The flavor will overwhelm the sauce.

4 tablespoons (½ stick) salted butter
1 large yellow onion, chopped (2 cups)
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 cups water
6 tablespoons hot sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Ingredients
  • 4

    tablespoons (½ stick) salted butter

  • 1

    large yellow onion, chopped (2 cups)

  • ¼

    cup tomato paste

  • 2

    tablespoons smoked sweet paprika

  • 1

    tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2

    garlic cloves, finely grated

  • 2

    cups water

  • 6

    tablespoons hot sauce

  • 3

    tablespoons ketchup

  • 1

    tablespoon molasses

  • ½

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½

    teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions