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.
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.
Ketchup with fries…
Ketchup with tots…
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.
Tell me your life is more exciting than mine. Please. So I can live vicariously through you.
- 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
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Recipe keeps well in the fridge, so it can easily be doubled and stored for a few weeks.
Plain ketchup just doesn’t do it for you? How about some fancy-pants ketchup…
And some dipping sauces from my friends…
- Three 5-Minute Sauces from The Tasty Fork
- Homemade Ketchup and Yellow Mustard from Chocolate Moosey
- Homemade Peach Barbecue Sauce from Kiss My Smoke