Ketchup is a staple condiment in my household and while we have tried to cut back knowing the sugars and artificial flavors in commercial condiments, it still seems to creep back at every egg breakfast or BBQ we serve or attend. Since cutting ketchup out of the picture just doesn’t seem to be an option, I thought I would try to make our own. I played around with a few recipes I came across online and tried to balance the ingredients until I came up with something that, if I didn’t tell my husband I switched the ketchup, he wouldn’t know! I kid you not when I say that this recipe tastes VERY similar to the store bought ketchup we were using.
– 7oz tomato paste (homemade or store bought- only ingredient should be tomatoes)
– 1/2 cup water
– 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
– 2 tbsp raw honey
– 1/2 tsp sea salt
– 1/4 tsp onion granules
– 1/8 tsp all spice
– 1/8 tsp ground cloves
1. Whisk together all ingredients, BUT the water, into a mixing bowl.
2. Slowly add the water until you reach a desired consistency.
3. Keep refrigerated and enjoy!
If you were working with a very smooth/watery paste to begin with, you may need to simmer the ketchup on the stove top to remove excess water from the paste. If you are not gluten intolerant, a 1/4tsp of flour should also do the trick if you are looking for an even thicker ketchup.