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Low-carb homemade ketchup

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We never have ketchup around any more because it is all made with high-fructose corn syrup. However, there are a few dishes on which ketchup without be nice: chili, for one—growing up, I always put ketchup on chili—and a hamburger patty works well with ketchup

Voilà! Low-carb ketchup recipe. Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 grated or finely chopped yellow onion
1 pressed garlic clove
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
14 oz. canned whole tomatoes

Muir Glen has San Marzano style tomatoes (same variety, but grown in California) in 14 oz cans. Those are diced, but I don’t see that it makes any difference.

The advantage of making one’s own is tinkering with the ingredients—for example, I’ll use 2 cloves of garlic at least, maybe 3.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 June 2017 at 8:53 am

Posted in Daily life, Food, Recipes

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  1. We have ketchup here that contains no HFCS. It’s readily available. Simply Heinz, Hunt’s with no HFCS, Annie’s, or Trader Joe’s. I bet yours is excellent, but it’s not difficult to find without HFCS in shops.


    21 June 2017 at 9:38 am

  2. Cool! I actually stopped looking for it since so many brands had HFCS. And I tried making my own Worcestershire sauce, which is quite good but rather more trouble than one wants—more trouble than making my own pepper sauce (another batch about due). My compromise on the Worcestershire sauce is to order from Canada the version manufactured in the UK: cane sugar instead of HFCS. (The Wife reacts to HFCS.)

    The homemade ketchup sounds quite easy, and I’m interested in trying it.


    21 June 2017 at 9:43 am

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