Mm mm, nothing is better than homemade ketchup; making your own ketchup is so EASY to make at home and making it yourself allows you to control what goes in it.
Ketchup is as American as apple pie, that sweet-sour combination on french fries are irresistible and who doesn’t love it on their burgers! But have you ever checked the label of your favorite brand of ketchup? High Fructose Corn Syrup is used to sweeten most brands of ketchup although I did find organic Heinz ketchup in my health food store that does not contain HFCS’s, but it was half the size at a higher price.
So I thought it would be fun to try making my own and tested and played around with a few recipes until I found one that I loved with some slight changes using honey as my sweetener and cutting back on the sugar and tested it out on some grilled fries (recipe coming!) and the results were delicious…
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup honey, or agave
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk until smooth.
- When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and cover until cool.
- Chill and store refrigerated in a covered container.