If you are dodging processed foods or becoming more aware of the ingredients in your foods, condiments are one area that many do not think about. But take a look.
Heinz Ketchup was our go-to ketchup for years. I never once looked at the label. I didn’t care. I just assumed that it was made with basic quality ingredients and nothing more was added.
CORN SYRUP, DISTILLED VINEGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, NATURAL FLAVORING, ONION POWDER, SALT, SPICE, TOMATO CONCENTRATE FROM RED RIPE TOMATOES
Why there are 2 forms of corn syrup in it? What in the hell is the natural flavoring?
When I became allergic to Italian seasonings, seeing the word spice brought a whole new set of problems for me. Many companies use oregano in their recipes. Obviously, I was needed new ketchup. So, after many, many, many failed attempts at creating a “Heinz-like” worthy substitute, I finally nailed it with this recipe. It is a simple, easy recipe.
- 6 oz Tomato paste
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Vinegar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Onion powder
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes. Whisk frequently.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Refrigerate in a covered container (We use mason jars.)