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Cucumbers with spicy ketchup: 3 ways to prepare

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Spicy cucumbers with ketchup
Spicy cucumbers with ketchup

If you like spicy pickles, it's time to start making them. There are plenty of seasonal vegetables now that will make a great base for winter preservation.

The FoodOboz editorial team shares 3 recipes for delicious, spicy cucumbers with ketchup that will be a great winter treat.

1. Pickled cucumbers with chili ketchup

How to pickle cucumbers deliciously

Ingredients:

  • cucumbers - 1 kg
  • vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • water - 1 liter
  • chili ketchup - 150 g
  • garlic - 100 g
  • salt - 2 tbsp
  • sugar - 2 tbsp
  • bay leaf - 2-3 pcs.
  • allspice - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Soak the cucumbers in cold water for 2-3 hours, so they will be elastic.
  2. Sterilize the jars in any convenient way.
  3. Peel the garlic, cut it in half, throw it to the bottom of the jar along with the pepper and bay leaf, and put the cucumbers in tightly.
  4. Boil water, pour over the cucumbers, and leave for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Marinade: drain the water from the jars, add salt, sugar, and ketchup, mix, and bring to a boil. Add vinegar at the very end.
  6. Pour the hot marinade over the cucumbers and preserve immediately, turn the jars upside down and cover with a warm towel or blanket.
  7. When the jars are completely cool, transfer them to a dark, cool place.

2. Cucumbers in tomato juice

How to pickle cucumbers at home

Ingredients:

  • Cucumbers - 300 g
  • Tomato juice - 170 ml
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp. 
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp. 
  • Salt - 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic - 5 cloves.
  • Ground hot pepper - 1/4 tsp.
  • Allspice - 3 pcs.
  • Bay leaf - 1-2 pcs.
  • Garlic - 5 cloves.

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash the cucumbers well, and cut off the tips on both sides.
  2. Put allspice, hot ground pepper, garlic, bay leaf, and cucumbers on the bottom of a sterile jar and pour boiling water over everything, leave for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Marinade: pour the water into a saucepan, add sugar, salt, tomato juice, bring to a boil and add vinegar.
  4. Pour the hot marinade over the cucumbers and preserve immediately.
  5. Be sure to turn the jars upside down, cover with a warm towel, and leave to cool completely.

3. Cucumbers with tomatoes and chili ketchup

How to pickle tomatoes deliciously

Ingredients:

  • Water - 3 liters
  • Cucumbers - 2 kg
  • Tomatoes - 2 kg
  • Salt - 4 tbsp
  • Chili ketchup - 300 ml
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Vinegar 9% - 300 ml
  • Black pepper - 18 peas
  • Allspice - 6 peas
  • Cloves - 6 pcs.
  • Garlic - 10 cloves.

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash the cucumbers and tomatoes, and pat dry. Cut off the ends of the cucumbers.
  2. Put garlic, allspice, cloves, black pepper, cucumbers, and tomatoes in sterile jars.
  3. Pour boiling water over them and leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Marinade: Pour water into a saucepan, add sugar, salt, and ketchup, bring to a boil, add vinegar, and pour the hot marinade over the jars.
  5. Immediately preserve and turn upside down.
  6. Let cool completely and transfer to a dark, cool place.

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