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-like” worthy substitute, I finally nailed it with this recipe. It is a simple, easy recipe.

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Simple Ketchup

  • Servings: 1.5cups
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 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

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes. Whisk frequently.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Refrigerate in a covered container (We use mason jars.)


 

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