Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yummy Home Made Ketchup

Yesterday I threw a bunch of tomatoes in my sauce maker, boiled down the perfectly smooth sauce to make paste, added some spices and honey and voila, ketchup!  There are some really complicated recipes out there, but I found a quick one that doesn't have weird stuff like cloves in it from Whole New Mom. I did my own little spin on it using honey, omitting the molasses, and using fresh onion and garlic(because I didn't have the granulated stuff).  You can add what you like to your tomato paste and adjust it to your liking. I like the spices in this recipe so adjust as you like and stop buying the sugary junk!

Easy Homemade Ketchup

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups 
7 oz (approx 3/4 cup) tomato paste (Of course, you can use 6 oz cans and just reduce the other ingredients.)
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons sweetener of choice, or to taste.  (I used 2 T Honey and 1/64 tsp stevia. )
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic (if using powder, use 3/4 tsp)
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion (if using powder, use 3/4 tsp)
3/8 teaspoon allspice
1 Tablespoon molasses (optional. I used blackstrap. For a low-glycemic option, use yacon syrup.)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2/3 cup water (filtered.  See Is Your Water Safe?)
1.  Place all ingredients in a bowl.
2.  Stir to blend completely.
3.  Store in the refrigerator.