Monday, May 23, 2011

Easy, Almost-Instant Healthy Homemade Ketchup

So, it's almost time for the official opening day of Grilling Season (aka Memorial Day). What goes better on those grass-fed burgers on homemade buns than homemade, no-sugar, no-corn syrup ketchup! My kids love this recipe, and I think it tastes pretty close to store-bought. Definitely a winner in our family!

Two 6 oz cans of tomato paste (or one 12-oz can)
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water (more or less for your desired consistency)
Mix all together well and it's ready!
(Yup, I use my stick blender for this!)

This post is part of Real Food Wednesday.


  1. It sure is our favorite recipe, too!

  2. No added sweetner? hhmm you certainly caught my eye on this one. I have tried lots of recipes...but have not yet landed on "THE ONE"...I'll bite. ;-)

  3. Can this be canned in a canning jar for later and if so what would you recommend it to be canned water/pressure canned and for how long? Tabitha

  4. I've never tried, but I would think you could can this. It should be OK to waterbath it, since it has the vinegar in it.

    (Sorry it took so long to reply - I didn't see your comment until just now!)

  5. what is it the shell life for this ketchup , how long it can last?

  6. I can't really say, since we usually eat it pretty quickly. After a month, it will separate, but the vinegar should keep it good for a long time.