Alanna's Homemade Ketchup

Thursday, August 21, 2014 Alanna Figueira 1 Comments

Super quick and easy post today.  I've been so behind on blogging and I have WAY too many recipes on hand!  My mom visited and stayed with us for 3 weeks, which was so awesome, and I haven't sat down at my computer once! We've also been getting ready for preschool.  Scary and awesome all at the same time.  I still can't believe it's going to be September, I hope you're all ready to be bamboozled with way too much pumpkin everything!  Anyway... This is a quick and easy way to make your own ketchup, save some money, and be sure of what's going in to you and/or your kids bodies!  My son eats this stuff, he's 3, so it is kid tested!  And here's an easy trick- put the homemade ketchup in an old bottle of their favorite processed ketchup!  

Doing whole30?  Skip the coconut sugar and in place add 12 whole pitted dates, soaked in hot water and pulverized in the food processor with some tomato paste.   Just cover them in hot water, let soak for 10 minutes, place in food processor and pulse with some tomato paste until combined into a smooth paste.  In place of the 1/3 cup of water, use the date water that they soaked in, for a little extra sweetness.  

Alanna's Homemade Ketchup
*makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

12 oz tomato paste
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup coconut sugar *see note above for whole30
1/3 cup water
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper 

Directions:

1.  Add everything to a medium sized saucepan.  Mix to combine.

2.  Bring to bubbling boil.  

3.  Reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer 30 minutes to reduce. 

4.  Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks in an old ketchup bottle.  

Enjoy!


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