A Pantry Basic is anything we normally use and have in our pantries that most people buy from the store- and some (like me!) didn’t even know could be made at home! See more pantry basics here.
Homemade ketchup was one of the first things I wrote about when I started blogging. I loved the ease of making our own ketchup and that I could control the ingredients and I was excited to share the recipe I used.
Now that I’ve been making it for more than three years, I thought I should share the updated version I make now that uses only honey as the sweetener (no processed sugars)- and uses a lot less. We still love it, and my kids continue to douse their food in it (teens and ketchup…) with no grumblings about any changes.
Here’s the new updated recipe:
- 12 oz. tomato paste*
- ½ c. honey
- 1 c. vinegar
- ½ c. water (or more, for a thinner consistency)
- 2 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- Combine until smooth in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes (you'll need to partially cover because it will spit hot tomato out at even the lowest simmer).
- Keep refrigerated.
- If it thickens too much in the fridge, just add some water (a couple teaspoons at a time) to reach pouring consistency.