If you don’t know me personally, then I must tell you I’ve been known in some parts as the condiment queen. I adore most condiments, but not their plastic packaging , high sugar content and weird filler ingredients.
I made it a mission some months ago to try and reduce as much plastic as possible in my life, including in the pantry and refrigerator. It is almost impossible to get plastic totally out of your life, it is so omnipresent in everything, but try I must as we are all so toxic with BPA. Thus I decided from now on I shall buy no more ketchup in plastic containers.
This recipe is so fast, easy and tasty it also yields way more ketchup for your dollars. It has the stamp of approval from my family and friends.
Quick Homemade Ketchup
1 Can Organic Tomato Sauce (I like Muir Glen brand)
1 Can Organic Tomato paste (I like Muir Glen brand)
1/3 Cup Organic Apple cider Vinegar
2 TBL Maple Syrup (sweetness can be adjusted to your taste)
1 Tsp. Onion Powder
1 Cup Water*
Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan on the stove and cook on medium heat while whisking until desired thickness. I usually cook it for 10-15 minutes. Pour into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
* You may have to add more water after it cools as it may thicken but it will still taste fine