With the ongoing battle against high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), people are beginning to realize just how ubiquitous it is - and recently the focus is on ketchup. Kids (and adults) can eat a lot of ketchup! And with that comes a surprising amount of HFCS. It's time to take action. This recipe kicks all corn syrup to the curb!
Use this recipe as a backdrop to create your own custom ketchup. You can use substitutes in place of all of the sugar sources for a diabetic-friendly version. Leave out the salt (and check the sodium content of your spices!) to keep down the sodium levels. Add cayenne or hot sauce to kick it up!
Step 1: Ingredients
My own personal recipe goes a little something like this:
(ok, it goes exactly like this)
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- 2 1/2 cups water
I would guess this recipe makes about 16oz. Enough to fill the two vessels pictures in the intro.