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.