Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mad Scientist CrAzY Catsup

2014-05-24 12.02.17

I’m never satisfied. I want my Mad Scientist creations to truly be scratch made. No prepared ingredients as ingredients. I’ve been wanting to adapt my BBQ sauce recipe to eliminate catsup as an ingredient so I started scouring the internet, reviewing nearly a dozen recipes to get a jumping off point.

Today was the day. The Captain put a brisket on the smoker and I wanted my Super Mad BBQ sauce as THE condiment and not a bottle a grabbed off the grocery shelf. So, the counter became extremely cluttered with an array of ingredients and cupboards left open for easy access to even more ingredients to begin the lab experiment.

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And Mad Scientist Crazy Catsup was born.


Mad Scientist Crazy Catsup


  • 12 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • A pinch each of: Cinnamon, All Spice and Cayenne pepper


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Combine all ingredients into a saucepan over medium/low heat and whisk until smooth. Heat until the catsup starts to bubble, then remove from heat and pour into bottles. Store in the refrigerator or if you’re have the equipment for canning do that thing and then you can store it in your pantry.

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