How to Make Banana Catsup / Ketchup

1 kilo cavendish (saba) bananas
1 head onion
1 pc red bell pepper
1 head garlic
3¾ liter water
10 pcs chili pepper
500 mL vinegar
1 kilo brown sugar
100 grams rock salt
1/8 tsp cloves (fine clavo de comer)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp paprika
1 tsp catsup red # 600
1/8 tsp strawberry red
1/8 tsp chocolate brown
5 grams sodium benzoate



  • Select and wash ripe bananas
  • Peel and chop
  • Slice onions, chili peppers bell pepper and garlic then add 3 and ¼ liter of water. Add in sliced bananas. Grind using osterizer/blender for 1 minute.
  • Add vinegar, sugar, salt and spices. Cook at 80° to 85°C for 40 minutes or until thick.
  • Add other ingredients previously dissolved in small amount of water such as catsup red, chocolate brown, strawberry red and sodium benzoate.
  • Pour in sterilized bottles while hot and seal thoroughly.
  • Label and store.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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