Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

This may sound crazy, but all I want today is for my burgers and fries to be happy.
Their happiness is important to me.Much like World Peace and marriage equality – Happy burgers and fries is a cause near and dear to my heart.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Sure it sounds crazy. I get it. You’re about to cart me off in a straight jacket. You have guys holding butterfly nets waiting outside. You’re poised and ready to sniper a bunch of meds straight to my mouth.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Chill for a minute and flow with me…

It’s June, meaning it’s “Burger Season”. Don’t pretend you don’t know. This ain’t new. You have attended a crap load of barbecues, from backyards to parks to rooftops. And what is on every grill from here to Mississippi?

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Aside from a rack ‘o ribs…

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Burgers! And you just can’t have burgers without fries, right? What, am I the only one who feels this way? Don’t act like you don’t connect your deep fryer and whip out a batch of fries with those burgers. I do. And since I’m all about this happy burgers and fries life – I need the perfect condiment to make them happy.

Enter: Fire roasted tomato ketchup.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Would it change things if I called it “Fiya”? I like “Fiya” better.

Let’s flow with “Fiya”.

You see, what had happened was… I planned to make an oven roasted tomato ketchup, but my oven broke. Then I realized “Oven Roasted” just doesn’t have the same ring as “Fiya Roasted”

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Dig? So we’re flowing with this Fiya roasted situation. Wanna know how I made it happen? I blistered tomatoes on my stove top. Hardcore. I made a big ol’ mess.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

I pureed the deliciously smoky smelling tomatoes, following a few deeeep sniffs. I added a ton of onions, garlic, and spices.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

And I cooked that jammy down ’till I got it down to a saucy consistency.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Then I pureed and strained it. This jammy is sweet, tangy, spicy. Like your best barbecue sauce, but it’s ketchup. Fiya roasted ketchup. It’s just plain delicious and whatever.

As you can see, this “Fiya” roasted ketchup situation made some hands happy.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

Those are teenage hands, by the way. Seriously.  Teenage hands are happy, as are my burgers and fries. If we can just get this World Peace situation and marriage equality deal on track, all will be right with the world.

Fire Roasted Tomato Ketchup {Mind Over Batter}

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