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Healthy Homemade Ketchup

|Healthy Homemade Ketchup

Home-made ketchup is another addition to my collection of healthy home-made ingredients and it's also one of the many recipes included in my apps and book! It takes just a few minutes to prepare and tastes so much better than any store-bought ketchup. It goes great with Low-Carb "French Fries" and I will be using it in one of my recipes next week :-)

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that next week's recipes will be all about berries. They are low-carb, delicious and in season. I will be sharing a collection of sweet and savoury recipes starting on Monday!

|Healthy Homemade Ketchup

If you're not convinced that you should to make your own ketchup, here is a list of ingredients found in one of the most popular ketchup products (Heinz):

Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup (the worst type of sweetener!), corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavouring (you can never be sure what this is).

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Overall

Nutritional values (per serving / 1 tbsp / 15g / 0.5 oz):

0.84 grams 0.23 grams 0.18 grams 0.03 grams 0 grams 4.8 calories
Total Carbs1.1grams
Fiber0.23grams
Net Carbs0.84grams
Protein0.18grams
Fat0.03grams
of which Saturated0grams
Energy4.8kcal
Potassium & Magnesiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (77%), protein (17%), fat (6%)

Ingredients (makes 1 medium jar / 2 cups):

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions:

  1. Peel and cut the onion and garlic in smaller pieces. Have all the other ingredients on hand ready to be used. You can use any vinegar you like such as apple cider or white / red wine vinegar or even try making your own fruit vinegar. I used cherry vinegar in this recipe. |Healthy Homemade Ketchup
  2. Place everything in a small sauce pan and simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes. Add a bit more water if too thick. |Healthy Homemade Ketchup
  3. Place everything in a blender or use an immersion blender and pulse until smooth. |Healthy Homemade Ketchup
  4. Done! Pour in a glass jar and keep in the fridge up to a month or preserve for longer (water-bath canning works best). Try with Low-Carb "French Fries"! |Healthy Homemade Ketchup

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For how long does this stay good in the refrigerator?  

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I usually use mine in just a few weeks or a couple of months. If sealed properly, it should last for up to 6 months.

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Hi, I just made this recipe and it tastes great!! Now I won't miss store-bought ketchup! This recipe was very easy to follow and I already had everything on hand. Thank you for posting it!

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Thank you Evelyne!

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Thank you for posting this recipe.  My family loves it.  I am making a double batch today.  My husband says it gets better tasting every day as it mellows.  YUM!

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Thank you Cathy!

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Best. Ketchup. Ever.  I've been low carb for three years, but I've been missing my favourite condiment.  No more!!  So so good.  

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Thank you so much!!

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Hi Martina,
Do you know any brand of tomato puree that can be bought in UK with a similar carb content to the one you linked?
I have today bought a Biona Tomato Puree, but unfortunately the label says it has around 14grams of carbs, even though it says only 7.1 grams on their website...

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As long as it's only made with tomatoes and with no added sugar, you should be fine Smile

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OMG we just made this and it is amazing. Nice and tangy. The allspice and cloves add the perfect hint of tastiness. A new staple in our home for sure!!!!! Now if we could just figure out how to make keto maple bar donuts we would never even leave keto for a minute!!!
Perfect ketchup though! Perfect

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Thank you Jay, I'll put those in my to-do list! Smile Here's recipes you might like: ketodietapp.com/.../healthy-sugar-free-maple-syrup
and ketodietapp.com/.../basic-keto-pancakes

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Hello! Great tomato ketchup recipe you have shared. I really like this tomato ketchup recipe. Good going. Last Sunday, I gave the party to my friends. Where, I have served tomato ketchup recipe to all my friends. They all were praised me for this dish. Thanks.

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Thank you!

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Question, what do you mean by preserve for longer? Are there extra steps you can give in the recipe for preservation?

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Hi Leah, I will - thanks for the feedback. I use a water bath canning method: www.freshpreserving.com/tools/waterbath-canning

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How long would you hot bath it?

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I'd say just a couple of minutes so that the air gets out and the jar is sealed.

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Thanks Martina!  Actually I found that I had one can of tomato puree and went ahead and made it.  It tastes delicious.  Now I do not need to use store bought any more!

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Great, glad you like it! Smile

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Hi Martina,  Thanks for all your delicious recipes.  I want to make the ketchup today, but all I have is tomato sauce, instead of tomato puree.  Can I use it? Or should I cook it down for a while first?

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Hi Rebecca, you can use tomato sauce instead but you'll have to cook it down to get the right consistency. Also, the flavour may not be as strong with tomato sauce. Hope it works! Smile

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Hi Martina. Wow. This looks like a cool thing to try – making your own ketchup from the finest ingredients and also Paleo compatible. Thanks!
For those of us that haven’t got the time to do this on a regular basis, though, I suggest you don’t use heinz ketchup. Apparently it’s one of the worst brands of ketchup.
You can read all about it here – you too, Martina! http://www.goodorbad.me/heinz-ketchup-vs-organic/
Thanks! P.S. real nice looking blog you got here. I'll browse around now...

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Thank you Ziv! I totally agree with you, I actually don't buy pesto, ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc. - I prefer to make all of these on my own Smile And thanks for the useful information!

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Oh I love this! Made you mustard last time, now going to make your ketchup and BBQ sauce Smile

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Thank you Theresa!

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I make my own ketchup all the time but with slightly different ingredients. Love the simplicity of this one and that it's done in 10 minutes. Mine takes 2-3 hours! I'll have to give it a try Smile

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Thank you Katherine! I sometimes make ketchup from scratch too (with tomatoes) but it does take a bit longer Smile

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Hi Martina, love the app and recipes. Hard to find organic tomato purée. My first batch worked great stewing canned tomatoes then adding tomato paste to thicken it up. The ingredients on purée is tomato paste and water. What would you do in my situation to avoid the time in stewing? Have you used paste, if so how much water? Thanks again!

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Thank you Mark! You can use tomato paste - I believe it's the same thing as tomato puree. If it' too thick, add a 1-2 tablespoons of water.

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