Grilling  = Beer, Burgers and … Ketchup?

The folks at First Field Original Jersey Ketchup want to share these terrific recipes for any Memorial Day, Father's Day or 4th of July or summer grilling stories you may be currently working on.

Each seasonal and timely recipe uses First Field Jersey Ketchup: a sustainable, all natural, artisanal, gourmet product that exclusively incorporates the finest vine-ripened Jersey tomatoes

Below are the recipes. Images and samples available upon request.  

Beer Marinated Glazed Ribs


2               racks pork spareribs

6               bottles beer

3               garlic cloves, minced

1               medium onion, thinly sliced

1/3 c.      seasoned salt

1 tbs.      pepper

1/3 c.      ground cumin

1/4 c.      Chile powder

4               jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced

1/3 c.      Worcestershire sauce

1 tbs.      honey

2 c.          First Field Jersey Ketchup


  • In a saucepan large enough to hold the ribs, combine all the ingredients (except ribs) Bring to a boil
  • Immerse ribs into the hot liquid
  • Bring back to a boil and lower heat
  • Simmer for one hour
  • Turn off the heat and let the ribs cool in the cooking liquid
  • Marinate overnight
  • When ready to serve, lightly oil and preheat grill
  • Combine Worcestershire sauce, honey and ketchup in a bowl
  • Remove the ribs from the cooking liquid and pat dry
  • Brush both sides of the ribs with ketchup and place the ribs meat side down on the grill
  • Grill 5-6 minutes, each side, basting with glaze
  • Remove from the grill and serve immediately with barbecue sauce of choice (if needed) on the side

Mind-Blowing Barbecued Gazpacho Burgers


1               red onion, chopped

1               red pepper, chopped

1               jalapeno or Serrano pepper, chopped

¼              English cucumber, chopped

5               cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1/3 c.      tomato juice

½ tsp.     lime zest

3 tbs.      First Field Jersey Ketchup

2 lbs.      Ground beef

1/4 c.      Breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat an outdoor grill on high heat and lightly oil grate
  • Combine onion, peppers, garlic, cucumber, tomato juice and lime zest in a blender
  • Blend into a thick liquid
  • Incorporate ketchup into the mixture
  • Pour into a large bowl and add ground beef into the bowl
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Thoroughly mix together and set aside 10-15 minutes.
  • Gradually introduce breadcrumbs until the ground beef mixture is firm (add more breadcrumbs if needed)
  • Form hamburger patties
  • Grill 3-4 minutes per side depending on rare or medium

Perfect Party Pasta Salad               

Ingredients for salad:

1 lb.         rotini pasta

5-6           scallions

3               large carrots, grated

2               yellow peppers, diced

½ c.         sliced almonds

Ingredients for dressing:

1 c.          sugar

1 tsp.      salt

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

2 tsp.      freshly grated onion

1/2 c.      organic cider vinegar

2/3 c.      First Field Jersey Ketchup

1 c.          light olive oil


  • Cook pasta according to directions on box
  • Combine vegetables and pasta in a large bowl
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth
  • Pour dressing into the large bowl holding pasta and vegetables
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Prior to serving, incorporate sliced almonds
  • Serve at room temperature

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