With this homemade no-cook ketchup recipe you'll never have to buy store-bought again.
It's remarkable how similar this tastes to a popular store-bought brand of ketchup. The part I like most is being able to control sugar content. In this recipe, I have swapped the traditional brown sugar for golden Monkfruit sweetener to completely eliminate sugar all together. This also has the effect of making this ketchup vegan.
Economically, this is more expensive to make than common store-bought brands. Price-wise would be more in line with small batch artisan varieties. However, weighing that against knowing what you are eating isn't filled with chemicals, for me is worth the added cost.
Because this won't have the chemical extenders it also means it won't last for eternity in your cupboard. However, if you make a large batch it can be frozen for future use. I use silicone ice trays, which make popping the frozen ketchup out far easier.
TIP: You can customize this recipe if you prefer your ketchup to be a bit spicy. Just add a 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder along with the other spices. Adjust the amount of chili powder to suit your tastes.
(Makes 24 servings | Serving size = 1 tablespoon)
3/4 cup or a 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons golden Monkfruit sweetener (or brown sugar)
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground clove
pinch ground all spice
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
In a measuring cup place the onion and garlic powder, then mix in the hot water. Stir until there are no lumps and the powders are well dispersed.
In a medium mixing bowl add the tomato paste, then stir in the hot water mixture. Add all the spices and combine. Add the vinegar and whisk very well. You will notice the ketchup will start to thicken.
Pour the ketchup into a clean bottle or jar with an airtight seal and refrigerate for one day to allow the flavours to combine before using.
Use as you would store-bought ketchup. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 6 | total fat = 0.04g | saturated fat = 0g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 29.74mg | net carbohydrates = 1.86g | dietary fibre = 0.29g | sugars = 0.76g | protein = 0.28g