Ketchup From Pantry Staples

Ketchup. So quick to whip up from a few

When I became a mom and started researching food items in order to choose the most healthful for my minions, I found articles reporting the crazy amount of sugar in a condiment I thought was pretty neutral health wise.

Well that wouldn't do at all. I had to find an alternative, but I was not interested in paying premium prices for a specialty low sugar product.

Below is the result of the multitude of recipes I looked over and altered to accommodate pantry ingredients.

This ketchup recipe is so easy you will wonder why you have not been making it yourself all along. 

Ketchup from pantry staples. So quick to whip up from a few "Everything Pantry" staples.

The Recipe

  • 2 cans (5.5 fl oz/156 ml) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup  (120 ml) white vinegar
  • 2 TBSP (42 grams) honey
  • 1/4 cup (59 grams) water
  • 2 tsp (4 grams) mushroom powder (*optional)
  • 1 tsp (2.25 grams) onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp (1.5 grams) garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp (1.5 grams) mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp (3 grams) Real salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.29 grams) ground black pepper
  • A Pinch - 1/ 16 tsp  ground celery seed
  • A Tiny Pinch - 1/32 tsp ground all-spice

Measure everything into a small saucepan. Heat on medium and stir until ingredients and flavours are ***well combined. Store in a glass jar (such as a 1/2 pint (250 ml) Mason jar) in the refrigerator.

***Do not over cook. If too much moisture is lost from evaporation during cooking, the sauce will solidify somewhat after cooling. If this does happen, simply transfer to a blender and whip with 1/4 cup of water.

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I'm a frugal, city dwelling, "homestead where you're at" blogger with a passion for saving a buck (in often creative ways). I really enjoy sharing my money saving tips and sweat equity methods to help others struggle less financially.

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