Bloody Mary Ketchup

I’m not exactly what you’d call a sports fan. I mean, sure, I’ll watch gymnastics at the Summer Olympics and figure skating at the Winter Olympics. But beyond that, I don’t know the difference between a double dribble and a double play.

bloody mary ketchup
I make an exception to my sports Grinch-i-tude each summer when Handsome Greg takes me out to see our minor-league hometown team, the Saint Paul Saints. Granted, the game itself bores me to tears, but I love that the game is An Event. I love the anticipation of the action, and getting to know the people sitting near us, and the hokey entertainment between innings, and the tiara-wearing pig who delivers the game ball. And I love baseball food—hot dogs, pretzels, cracker jacks—I love it all.

Cracker Jacks

And so when I was tasked with preparing a springtime dinner for Mom and Handsome Greg last month, I thought, how can I elevate baseball cuisine?

I braised fresh bratwurst in beer infused with apples and onions, and served them in soft Kaiser hot dog rolls topped with Bloody Mary Ketchup and Rosemary-Roasted Garlic Honey Dijon. I served the brats with soft pretzels and beer cheese sauce, alongside a great, big platter of fresh veggies with homemade French onion dip. For dessert, I served homemade Cracker Jacks—caramel puff corn and peanuts in red and white striped popcorn boxes.

Touchdown! Or home run! Or whatever, I don’t know.

I first made Bloody Mary Ketchup from scratch, with slow-roasted tomatoes and onions and blah blah blah. I most recently tried the same idea with store bought ketchup, and it was every bit as good, but with far less work and time. So here’s the quicky version:

Bloody Mary Ketchup
 
Recipe Type: Condiment
Author: Bake Up, Little Suzy
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Store-bought ketchup is dressed up with the classic flavors of a Bloody Mary in an over-the-top condiment for burgers and brats
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
Instructions
  1. Whisk all ingredients together. Cover and let sit in the fridge for flavors to marry.
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