A bottle of ketchup is something that is just so ubiquitous in your fridge that it probably never occurs to you to make your own. But homemade ketchup is easy and impressive, the type of thing that you serve to friends and they’re like, “Wow.” The type of thing that even if you’re eating alone, you’re kinda proud to know that for once, you made an effort, and it paid off. We suggest adding this to everything you cook that calls for ketchup, including our best basic burgers and easy meatloaf.

If you’re looking for homemade ketchup with a spicy kick, try our grownup ketchup recipe.