Never buy bottled ketchup again! This homemade ketchup is not only easy, but healthy too. It’s sugar-free and gluten-free, made with pure ingredients and spices. The perfect dip for fries or condiment for all you flavor needs!
I finally made it happen! Homemade ketchup! My one try condiment love (well one of them). I promised you a special dip for those Spicy Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries on Monday and I am delivering! I was so excited while I was making this. I adore ketchup and go through bottles of it rather quickly. My favorite happens to just be my local ShopRite’s organic ketchup. Great for me since it’s a good price! I need at lot of ketchup since I put it on any and every thing!
From baked fries, plantains, baked ‘tatoes, chicken, beans, even salmon. I love my ketchup! Now, I still always have my store-bought on hand, but being a ketchup fanatic, it only made sense to make my own homemade version to test out. At least now I can sleep soundly knowing that if my favorite ketchup disappears from the store shelves one day, I can always whip up mad batches of this!
This literally takes 5 minutes to make, maybe less. The only thing you really have to do if grab all your ingredients and a bowl. Then you give everything a stir and you’re done. So easy, stupid easy! But really, sometimes the most simple things in life are the best. We think buying everything at the store is easy, but sometimes homemade is actually easier, cheaper, and healthier. Of course I will never be a frugal homesteader, making my own clothes and dish soap, but I still get great satisfaction from a great homemade DIY-type recipe! I think granola may be the ultimate, and you know I have that one down pat!
Easy Homemade Ketchup
- Gather all ingredients and put them in a large mixing bowl. Give everything a good stir until combined.
- Store in an airtight glass jar or bottle in the fridge for 2 weeks. This also freezes great! I froze mine right in the glass jar I used, but you can also use an ice cube tray or plastic baggies layed out flat until frozen.
See how easy that was? I already have many other ketchup variations floating around in my head. This is a good plain and simple base, but the fancy flavor variations are endless! I’m thinking balsamic, sriracha, harissa, curry, avocado? Yes, even avocado 😉 Maybe coconut! That would be pretty fantastic for potatoes! Ah, okay, I’m getting excited again. I better start stocking up on tomato paste…
So tell me:
+ Ketchup? Yay or Nay?
+ What flavor ketchup should I make next? Do y’all remember Heinz colored squeeze ketchups? I mean…green and purple ketchup!
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