Monday, October 29, 2007


If you read the labels of ketchup you purchase in the grocery store, there are additives and preservatives in there that our bodies would be so much better off without. This recipe tastes exactly like the premium brands of ketchup--it has lots of flavor, a nice thick texture and the exact same color, but at a mere fraction of the price! It makes about 1 1/2 cups of ketchup so I always double it and fill a cleaned out ketchup container with the labels removed.


One 6 ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1) Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. I use a wire whisk to combine everything well.

2) When mixture just starts to boil, turn the heat down and watch it carefully, as tomato products have a tendency to bubble a lot and that leaves spots all over the stove. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes and you should stir it quite often.

3) Remove from the pan when cool and store it in the refrigerator in a covered container (a used ketchup bottle or glass mason jar works perfectly for this) Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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