Easy Homemade Ketchup

When my girls were growing up, we always had to have ketchup on hand.  They loved typical kid foods like chicken nuggets and fish sticks and always insisted on having ketchup for dipping.  Have you ever read the label on a bottle of ketchup?  I was shocked when I looked at it.  Some brands have lots and lots of ingredients with several of them being chemicals!  One thing that almost all of them have in common is high fructose corn syrup.  That’s definitely not something I’d like to eat!  I knew you could make your own ketchup but I figured it was difficult and time consuming – you know, grow the tomatoes, peel them, and whatever else goes into making ketchup.  You can imagine my surprise when I realized that it’s MUCH simpler than that!  And it only takes about 5 minutes to whip us fresh, homemade ketchup that you can feel good about feeding your family.  No one will ever even know the difference!

Easy Homemade Ketchup


6 ounces tomato paste
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon dry ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of allspice
sprinkle of cayenne pepper
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator (will stay good for about a month).

Have you tried any homemade condiments?

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