Do you love ketchup? Do your kids love ketchup? You can stop buying it from now on and make a healthier, better for you, version at home, EASILY!!
This recipe makes a lot so you won’t need to make it often. My younger two children who are quite picky have given it a stamp of approval! I love that it has no high fructose corn syrup!
It’s just the right texture and as smooth and luscious as what the kiddies are used to. You can increase the honey to 1/2 a cup if you think the family needs it as sweet as store bought ketchup. With the amount I used my kids liked it this way just fine, but it’s definitely not as sweet as bottled ketchup.
Typically on a bottle of ketchup a serving is only 1 tablespoon, but who has only a tablespoon of ketchup, ever?
If you’re wondering about those yummy looking fries below, those are my Garlic Baked Fries!
Notes on Sweetener:
- You could substitute maple syrup for the honey or for a sugar free alternative you could sub erythritol or 1 tablespoon of powdered stevia.
- UPDATE: I’ve made this in the blender without cooking anything on the stove but I eliminated the fresh onion and used some dried minced instead. I also skipped the honey and used erythritol to sweeten it. Using the blender and you can make this faster anytime you want. You can certainly still make it on the stove and I do think it provides a better mingling of flavors but in the blender is great for when you run out and have no time!
- Serves: 30
- Serving size: 2 tbsp
- Calories: 35
- Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 96mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup chopped onion or 1 tbsp. dried minced onion
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey or erythritol for sugar-free or stevia
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 28 ounce can tomato puree
- 12 ounce can tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- Heat oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
- Add onion and cook until softened.
- Pour in vinegars, honey and salt.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add tomato puree and paste.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add in cloves and oregano.
- Cook until reduced and sauce thickens about 15-20 minutes.
- Pour into blender and blend until smooth.
- Refrigerate. Makes 30 ounces.