1 C Heinz Ketchup
3 C Boiling Water


Sep 15, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: John in Bibs

This recipe makes 1 Harvest Right Medium Tray*


  1. You will want to use a 3:1 ratio of Water to Ketchup
  2. I started with 1 C Ketchup and 1 C of boiling Water and stirred
  3. Then dump in the bowl and add 2 C of boiling water 1 cup at a time stirring after each


  4. Put in your parchment or silicone lined freeze dryer tray with tray dividers and freeze


  5. Freeze Dry
  6. Using your hands, a food processor, plastic bag and a rolling pin, powder the ketchup. Do this as quickly as possible and get it put away. Store in mylar bags for long term storage, with an O2 absorber.
  7. Store Appropriately (see Tips and Tricks for storage help)



Cycle Time




Add a little bit of cold water and stir until you reach desired consistency. You can add a splash of vinegar to bring back to a full bodied ketchup taste.


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.


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Comments (1)

  • Why do you need to add water to the ketchup (and BBQ sauce) before FD? How did you come up with the 3 cups water to 1 part ketchup?


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