Homemade Ketchup

Something for your kids to dip their food in that actually counts as a veggie?!  No added sugar?!  Plus you can tweak it to suit your tastebuds?!  Yup, it’s Homemade Ketchup.

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I have nothing to tell you about.  I guess that’s what happens when you spend a week and half indoors with your kid recovering from his tonsillectomy, and then another week just trying to catch up on life, laundry, and the pursuit of blogging.  But I guess that’s OK, because today I am bringing you a recipe for ketchup.  Yes, plain old ketchup.  No fancy flavors.  No unique twists.  No pumpkin (although don’t tempt me – the thought has crossed my mind).  Just ketchup.  Is there really a story I could tell you that would actually make this exciting?

But seriously – what I said about it counting as a veggie – totally true.  I mean, it’s tomato paste with spices and some vinegar.  Pure, concentrated tomato.  No sweet gunky chemically stuff added to it.  I mean, remember that green and purple ketchup that was out a good number of years back?!  Ummm, why?!  That was the most repulsive thing I have ever seen.  Why would kids want to eat food with what looked like snot squirted all over it?!  I don’t get it.

But I can give you lots of pictures of ketchup.

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Ketchup with fries

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Ketchup with tots

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Because that is what I have been doing.  Making food and taking 349,847,658,934,659 pictures of it.

Sorry.  Except I’m not, really.

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Tell me your life is more exciting than mine.  Please.  So I can live vicariously through you.

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Homemade Ketchup
Homemade Ketchup is the perfect dip for your kids (or you) – no added sugar or funky ingredients, can be tweaked to your tastes, and it counts as a veggie!
Recipe type: Dip, Condiment
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • ¼-1/2 c cider vinegar (see Note)
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t dried oregano
  • ½ t cumin
  • ⅛ t pepper
  • 1 t mustard powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
If you use less than ½ c cider vinegar, add water to a total of ½ c liquid. We like the full ½ c, but you may prefer t less vinegary.

Recipe keeps well in the fridge, so it can easily be doubled and stored for a few weeks.


Homemade Ketchup | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #ketchup #vegan #glutenfree #nosugaradded

Plain ketchup just doesn’t do it for you?  How about some fancy-pants ketchup…

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And some dipping sauces from my friends…

Want to see lots more yummy food from me and my friends, and cute pictures of my kids? 

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  1. says

    Wow! I am so excited to find this. With all the high fructose corn syrup issues in ketchup these days I’ve been on the lookout for a possible homemade version to try. This looks perfect and so easy! I’d  love to have you link this to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 

  2. says

    Well, thank you so much for providing a recipe like this! I’m thinking this could jazz up a low carb or Keto meatloaf. I would love to use this in an upcoming post, giving you credit and linking back?

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