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 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.
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 sauce pan.
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.)
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
There you have it. Simple Ketchup.