Spicy ketchup is the bomb! I’m a believer that sauces and condiments make or break a meal.
Spicy Ketchup is a sauce that kicks up a classic and favorite. Serve hot ketchup with fries, on a burger or hot dog or anything else that needs some zing!
Even the simplest of meals can be taken up a notch by simply adding a sauce or condiment. And the sauce or condiment doesn’t need to be all that fancy or complicated.
For my Spicy Ketchup, I was making Taco Burgers and found some fries lurking in the depths of my freezer. But why would I want to serve plain, old ketchup with such a spectacular burger?
Spicy Ketchup! With just a little bit of hot sauce and a swirl of hot chile powder, I whipped up a condiment in under 2 minutes that my family loves.
And I have to be honest… I never even realized that spicy ketchup, or hot ketchup as some call it, would be a recipe people would request. In fact, I happened to have mentioned it in a Facebook Live and then again in my Taco Burger post and I was getting a lot of emails asking for my proprietary recipe.
The recipe for spicy ketchup isn’t all the complicated. And I honestly didn’t even have measurements. Just a dash of this, dab of that and tada… hot ketchup.
So here you go foodie friends, exact measurements for spicy ketchup!
If you like Spicy Ketchup, here are some other easy sauce recipes you might enjoy!
- Classic Fry Sauce
- Balsamic Ketchup
- Creamy Italian Dressing
- Nashville Hot Sauce
- Coconut Curry Sauce
- Jalapeno Bacon Fry Sauce
Tools for Spicy Ketchup:
- Chile Powder- Not all chile powder is created equal! Sure you can use the stuff at store, but make sure it isn’t expired and rub it together to release some of the oils before you add it to your ketchup. Mine favorite is New Mexico Dark Chile Powder.
- Hot Sauce- By the same token, not all hot sauce are created equal. Some are hotter than others depending on what chile was used to create it. Want a smoking hot spicy ketchup? Use ghost pepper sauce or habanero hot sauce, but for milder flavor, aim for a smoky Chipotle Tabasco.
- Individual Ramekins– I love single serving sauce cups even for the most casual of meals at home. No one fighting over who double dipped or is using all the sauce. And for fancy dinners, it adds a little jenesequa.
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.