Eating burgers and hot dogs doesn't have to mean casual. Elevate your cookout to a classy feast with these gourmet ketchup recipes.

By Cathy Roma of What Should I Make For
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This rich tomato ketchup balances sweet and sour and turns a basic cheeseburger into a five-star feast.

Homemade Jalapeno Ketchup

Crisp-up some garlicky herbed oven fries and dunk them into this sweet and spicy ketchup. Maple syrup adds the sweet and jalapenos bring the heat to this ketchup that will fire up your fiesta.

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Date Sriracha Ketchup

Natural sweetness from sticky dates adds body to this spicy ketchup. Dollop it on a black bean burger and top it with a multigrain bun for a healthy and satisfying vegetarian meal.

Peach Ketchup

Ripe peaches, brown sugar, and spices meld together in this slightly sweet seasonal ketchup. Add a scoop to a cheese plate for a surprising addition that will pair beautifully with crisp white wine and warm summer nights.

Tomato Jam

Hosting a summer cocktail party under the stars? Crispy crostini topped with tangy tomato jam makes an easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer in this grown up twist on the classic condiment.

Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

Red peppers replace tomatoes in this smoky spread that will turn a simple grilled chicken breast into a special and tasty weeknight meal.

Balsamic Ketchup

Looking for a quick and satisfying side to serve at your next barbecue? Grown-ups and kids will fight over this balsamic ketchup that makes a zesty dip for crispy sweet potato fries.

No-Tomato Ketchup

A blend of flavorful root vegetables and spices makes this no-tomato ketchup the perfect topper for a pile of roasted potatoes. Serve it alongside a crusted, juicy grilled steak at your next gathering for a savory spin on meat and potatoes.

Harissa Ketchup

Stir fiery harissa paste into tomato ketchup and slather it over a juicy lamb burger for a Tunisian twist on the classic burger.

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Spoon this herby, spiced ketchup over grilled hot dogs and sausages at your next backyard blowout. The zing from fresh ginger will take these dogs from boring to brag-worthy.

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