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**