Friday, February 6, 2009

Homemade Ketchup

Most store bought ketchup's have high fructose corn syrup them and not much else. I finally decided to try making my own which was very easy. This is a very basic recipe. Some recipes add dry mustard and additional spices but I wanted to keep it simple since my son is picky with foods. I may go a bit more creative next time. You can lower or omit the salt if you are following a low sodium diet or even sub splenda for the sugar if you follow a low calorie diet.

Homemade Ketchup

4 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 cups water
3/4 cup vinegar
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
4 teaspoons salt (kosher preferred)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  1. Place tomato paste in pan and stir till smooth.
  2. Add water little bit at a time while stirring.
  3. Add vinegar same way.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir over low heat till simmering.
  5. Place into old bottles and cool. Store in fridge.

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