Easy Homemade Ketchup


The Nourishing Traditions recipe for ketchup has intimidated me, so I was glad to find one without the addition of homemade fish sauce in the GAPS book.

2 Cups bottled tomato juice (Campbell’s from Albertson’s was 3.79)
Salt and pepper to taste
2-4 cloves garlic (optional)
~Boil above, uncovered (I covered with a sieve to prevent splatters) for quite a while, until it gets to the desired consistency.
~Add honey to taste (I used a couple tablespoons)

Store in the fridge.

Easy! No corn syrup like supermarket ketchup, and it doesn’t carry the health food store price tag.  This summer if we get an abundance of home grown tomatoes again I hope to do a bunch of this from fresh tomato juice.

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Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

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  1. You should try this recipe for homemade ketchup. The spices make it absolutely delicious! My toddlers try to eat it by the spoonful and for once I don’t mind! http://thefrickinchicken.blogspot.com/2010/04/homemade-ketchup.html

  2. When you say boil the juice for quite a while to get the right texture, about how long do you say? Just something to look forward to as this is the first time trying this recipe and every other attempt at different recipes ended in a fail.. :(

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