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Homemade Ketchup – Kid Approved!

February 26th, 2012 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Condiments & Staples | Recipes

Store-bought ketchup is typically high in high fructose corn syrup.  My family is on a journey to eliminate processed foods in our house so I am anxious to eliminate anything with corn syrup in the ingredient list.  We made the switch to store-bought organic ketchup a while back and now I was ready to take it one step further.  I wanted to make a homemade ketchup that everyone in our home would enjoy, even the kids.

When I say kids, I mainly mean Alex.  He puts ketchup on everything.  Seriously, anything and everything.  I was very nervous about replacing our store-bought organic ketchup with a homemade version.  I made one tonight that my 6-year-old ketchup connoisseur deemed “just perfect”.  Whoo-hoo!

I used store-bought organic tomato paste in the recipe.  Canned tomatoes are the only canned item that remain in my cupboard, this summer I hope to start canning tomatoes so I can eliminate them!

Here is what you need:  12 ounces tomato paste 2 tablespoons raw local honey, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons ground mustard,  1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 cup of water (*you can add 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves if you would like.  I enjoyed the clove flavor but Alex did not)

Here is what you do:  Mix all of the ingredients in a dish and whisk.  Adjust water if you desire a different consistency.  You can also adjust the seasonings to fit your preference.

 

Enjoy!

 Slowly but surely I am eliminating processed foods from our home.  It is a process that our entire family is participating in, my children enjoy helping me in the kitchen.  I also feel that they are learning alongside of me about the importance of healthy eating.

If you enjoyed this post you may also like homemade substitute for cream of broccoli soup or cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing.   To see more of my recipes please click here.

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