Simple Ketchup

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.

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Ingredients

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 worthy substitute, I created this recipe. It is a simple, easy recipe that even my 10 year old can make and has.

Seriously, it is THAT simple. Hence the name….Simple Ketchup.

Simple Ketchup

Supply List:

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

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.

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Whisk until smooth.
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Bring to a boil.

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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.)

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Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

There you have it. Simple Ketchup.

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