Better than Heinz.
I will never be buying a bottle of ketchup at the store again. This tastes so much better than store-bought. I could eat it with a spoon. :)
It does have some sweetener in it, but I’m much happier serving this to my kids than most of the pre-packaged stuff out there. And it’s easy to make! For now, I’m making it with tomato paste, but I will definitely be making this with fresh tomatoes when the garden crop comes in. (Recipe suitable for canning to follow later this summer. :) )
1 can tomato paste (try to find the unsalted with only tomatoes listed as an ingredient)
5 tbsp evaporated cane juice (or regular sugar)
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp molasses
1/2 tbsp agave
1 1/4 cups water
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat for about 75 minutes stirring occasionally. Let cool and then store in glass jars in the refrigerator.