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11 Unexpected Ways To Use Ketchup And Make Life Epic

It's time to take your love of ketchup to the next level. Step it up a notch with a savoury bag of Doritos Ketchup Chips.

1. Use it as a marinade.

Forget steak sauce — if you love ketchup, you will love using it as a marinade for your meats! Try this ketchup marinade for steak or chicken.

2. Put ketchup on your popcorn.

Mixing savoury and sweet will make your life complete.

3. Conquer the art of communication with fancy ketchup art!

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Ketchup already makes you smile, so imagine what a ketchup smiley face can do!

4. Make your own BBQ sauce.

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OK, so, like, nothing will ever come close to ketchup, but when you need some twang, try out this delicious BBQ sauce recipe!

5. Three words: ketchup fondue fountain.

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Dragging through ketchup is for plebeians. Just douse and devour!

6. Mix it up!

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With just a few ingredients you can take plain ketchup to another level. Try these recipes for teriyaki ketchup, curry ketchup, garlic ketchup — and more.

7. Freeze ketchup packets for boo-boos.

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If you or your youngin' gets a boo-boo, a frozen ketchup packet is great to alleviate the pain!

8. Use your old ketchup bottles to dispense pancake batter. / Via

Now you can master the art of pancake faces and become the ruler of the kitchen.

9. Whip up a quick dressing.

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Skip the bottled stuff and make your own salad dressing. Ketchup is the start of this easy homemade french dressing recipe.

10. Dip bananas in ketchup.

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OK, so you actually have to PEEL the banana and dip into ketchup, but the results are a sweet and savoury flavour explosion! Also, we heard that one pop ~queen~ loves this snack, so there's that...

11. Make "take-out" at home.

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Fake your favorite take-out recipes — like this pad thai — at home with everyone's favorite secret ingredient.

Devour Doritos Ketchup chips.

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