a condiment consisting of puréed tomatoes, onions, vinegar, sugar, spices, etc.
any of various other condiments or sauces for meat, fish, etc.: mushroom ketchup; walnut ketchup.
- Also cat·sup [kat-suhp, kech-uhp, kach-], /ˈkæt səp, ˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-/, catch·up [kach-uhp, kech-] /ˈkætʃ əp, ˈkɛtʃ-/ .
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How to use ketchup in a sentence
So, we probably shouldn’t expect Heinz to be slipping any insects in their ketchup, at least knowingly.
For more recipes to transform ketchup, head to our Recipe Finder.The secret ingredient in these 5 recipes? Ketchup! | Kari Sonde | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Serve with comeback sauce, “a satisfying mix of creamy, spicy and sweet” that uses just a little ketchup to get there.The secret ingredient in these 5 recipes? Ketchup! | Kari Sonde | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
He still takes out the guts of a filing cabinet to make a pizza oven, and he still stands by and watches his friend get covered in ketchup and mustard.‘Bills Mafia’ waited a generation for a team like this. It’s had to embrace it from afar. | Adam Kilgore | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
What you have to do is lure two beasts with ketchup, then watch one hit another.‘Bugsnax’ is charming and funny, but sapped by vexing gameplay | Harold Goldberg | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Sally ate it with maple syrup; at home we ate the store-bought kind with ketchup.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’ | Eileen Cronin | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The $6 item comes with a bun and burger along with cheese, ketchup, pickles, and requires about 10 minutes of cooking time.
Heinz traces its lineage to 1869 and first started making ketchup in 1876.McDonald’s Ditches Heinz To Keep Burger King Out of Its Business | Daniel Gross | October 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A tablespoon of ketchup, for example, contains about a teaspoon of sugar, or about 16 calories of added sugar.How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes | Diana Le Dean | February 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Things like ketchup have about 16 calories of added sugar per tablespoon, and it can add up.How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes | Diana Le Dean | February 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Add two shalots, a little salt and pepper, a grate of nutmeg, a gill of mushroom ketchup and the same of Marsala.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode | Harriet A. de Salis
A small quantity of Harvey sauce, ketchup, or port wine, may be added to enrich the gravy.
Season with salt and pepper, spread with one tablespoon of soft butter and one tablespoon of tomato ketchup.Better Meals for Less Money | Mary Green
Season with one-half teaspoon of salt, one-fourth teaspoon paprika, and two tablespoons tomato ketchup.Better Meals for Less Money | Mary Green
A most excellent tomato sauce is made of a brilliant red ketchup, known to dealers under the name of "Connoisseur ketchup."Breakfast Dainties | Thomas J. Murrey
British Dictionary definitions for ketchup
any of various piquant sauces containing vinegar: tomato ketchup
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