Our Easy Peasy Homemade Ketchup recipe has been updated and is now, as they say, "new and improved!"
So what's new?
It's healthier: While simple white vinegar and brown sugar will still work with our recipe, we've switched to raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar [why?] and Rapadura sugar [why?].
The consistency is improved: We doubled the amount of vinegar and upped the water to 1 cup which seems to provide for the perfect consistency.
Like I explained when this recipe was originally posted, I'm a ketchup snob. And while the original form of this recipe received lots of positive feedback, I encourage you to give the new and improved version a try -- you won't regret it. :)
Easy Peasy Homemade Ketchup
makes about 20 oz.
12 oz. tomato paste
1 c. water
1/2 c. vinegar (we recommend organic ACV)
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. cinnamon
1.5 t. sea salt
1/8 t. cloves
1/8 t. allspice
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
1/4 c. Rapadura (or plain old brown sugar)
Measure all ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk until blended. The Rapadura will dissolve as you whisk!
Using a funnel, transfer ketchup to a squeeze bottle.
That's it! You can use this easy peasy, delicious ketchup immediately or refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Either way, you'll never go back to store bought again. :)
Visit our Homemade Pantry page for more "healthier version" ideas -- save money and avoid all those nasty artificial ingredients by making your own!
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