Anyway, as I was reaching out to buy a $2.50 bottle of organic ketchup at the grocery store, I thought to myself: “I wonder if I could make this myself?!”
So, I hopped on Pinterest on my iPhone (yes, I’m that girl in the grocery store that is annoying because she appears to be texting and not paying attention and could possibly be in your way – sorry!!!) and found an acceptable recipe that I could adapt.
Turns out, it’s super easy and cost-effective to make your own ketchup!
Also way healthier for you because there is no sugar!
It tastes just like regular ketchup, and lasted a month in my fridge.
I imagine it would have lasted longer, but I used it all!
Cost per serving: $0.03
Calories per serving: 7
Equipment you’ll need: medium saucepan
1 can (15 oz) tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1.5 tsp salt
8-12 drops liquid stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1. Combine ingredients in saucepan over medium-high heat, and whisk.
2. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Stir every few minutes, and let simmer for 25 minutes, or until desired thickness is achieved. Warning: the ketchup jumps up and can cause a mess, so be cautious when lifting the lid!
3. Remove from heat, let cool, transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate!