Banana ketchup or banana sauce is a popular Filipino condiment made from mashed banana, sugar, vinegar, and spices. Its natural color is brownish, so it is often dyed red to resemble tomato ketchup. Banana sauce can be used on just about any dish – omelettes (torta), hot dogs, burgers, fries, fish and other meats. Banana ketchup is also a vital and distinct ingredient in Filipino-style spaghetti (sweeter than the traditional Italian spaghetti).- wikipedia

saba banana sauce

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Banana Sauce


1 kilo, Ripe saba bananas
1/4 liter, Vinegar
3 3/4 liter, Water
100 gm , Salt
1 kilo, Sugar
2 pcs. (Red pepper, big)
15-20 pcs , Siling Labuyo
2 tsp , Powdered pepper
1 whole Onions, chopped
1 pc. Garlic, minced
1 tsp , Red catsup
1/3 tsp , Cloves
1/3 tsp , Paprika
1/3 tsp , Cinnamon
0.08-1%, Sodium Benzoate
Food coloring: 1/2 tsp chocolate brown
1/4 tsp strawberry red


1. Remove the banana peelings
2. Grind the banana with water, sili, chopped onions and garlic
3. Add the remaining ingredients except sodium benzoate and food coloring
4. Cook until thick, and sodium benzoate and food coloring Stir very well
5. Place in bottles while hot and seal tightly

Source: Industrial Technology Development Institute ITDI (DOST)