Friday, March 5, 2010

Homemade Ketchup

In our attempts to get processed foods out of our house, I have quickly realized that quality condiments cost money. $4.99 for a bottle of ketchup. No way! That's much more money than I am willing to spend. After a few attempts, I came up with my own version which is much like store bought but without all the preservatives. I can't wait to make more to make Sloppy Joe's!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Cost: Approx. $1.00

1 6oz can of tomato paste ($.89)
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 tbsp white vinegar
3 Tbsp brown sugar or 1 1/2 Tbsp agave nectar
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt

Blend all ingredients well. Simmer for 15 minutes. Cool and store in refrigerator.

*You can find this recipe listed at Grocery Cart Challenge's Recipe Swap**

4 comments:

Joel and Stacey said...
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Joel and Stacey said...

This is wonderful! We have been buying organic ketchup in an effort to get high fructose corn syrup out of our diets. The cost has always made me balk ...that, and the bottles are tiny. I've been meaning to hunt around and find a recipe, so your post is very timely for me. Can't wait to give it a try!
~Stacey

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Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

I have been looking for one as well. Do you know how long it will keep in the fridge?