I have been wanting to make the switch to Ketchup with no High Fructose Corn Syrup but it is so expensive. We have switched our bread and buns and I do my very best to buy very little with HFCS but the ketchup I have just not managed to do. Everytime I go to Kroger and see the teeny tiny bottles that are $5+ I cringe. I know my family will go through it so fast.
I live in an area where we have Kroger, Aldi, Walmart, Target and Sav A Lot. Our stores have the smallest organic/health food sections ever and there is very little variety. So sometimes it can be very difficult when trying to make some healthy changes.
Last weekend I was just seaching through RecipeZaar looking under "healthy" recipes and I came across Healthy Ketchup!
So this weekend I made it.
I did not find the demerera sugar so I just used organic sugar.
4 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste ($2)
2 cups water
3/4 cup vinegar (12cents)
7 tablespoons Organic Sugar (35cents)
1 teaspoon onion powder (4cents)
4 teaspoons salt (6cents)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (2cents)
Place tomato paste in pan and stir till smooth. Add water little bit at a time while stirring. Add vinegar same way. Add remaining ingredients and stir over low heat till simmering. Place into old bottles and cool. Store in fridge.
This was super simple to make and didn't take very long at all. It made a total of 38 ounces and it only cost me $2.59!! How is that for frugal?
But how did it taste?
That night I made Scrambled Eggs with Kielbasa and Baked Homemade Hasbrowns for dinner. We tested out our new Ketchup and it was a hit. It tastes just like Ketchup however it tastes better.
This is definitely how we will be doing ketchup from now on.