Almost every house I know has a bottle of ketchup.
It’s one of those condiments that kids go wild for – I don’t know a kid who won’t pour ketchup on everything they eat – to include scrambled eggs and potatoes. While you can find ketchup in most stores relatively easy and in great abundance. Costco has these giant sizes of ketchup in a double pack for every ketchup fan.
Although it’s widely available and can be picked up in bulk, most commercial ketchup varieties are made with high fructose corn syrup and GMO tomatoes – these tomatoes have been engineered to withstand the harsh effects of glyphosate.
While organic varieties of ketchup are available, in some cases they are quite a bit more. It depends though – sometimes you can pick up organic ketchup at Costco for around the same price, yet in a slightly smaller bottle.
Or, you can opt to make your own, which is a wonderful option if you don’t really want those huge bottles in your fridge or can’t stand the thought of having that much ketchup on hand. Yikes!
This recipe is really simple, and can be made up fresh every few weeks. If you are a Costco shopper, pick up the organic tomato paste in bulk or opt for Simple Truth Organic Tomato Paste from Vitacost – both are BPA Free cans. We opted to use apple cider vinegar in lieu of organic vinegar, and you can pick up Molasses from Vitacost.
The best part about this recipe is that you can make it in minutes – no need to slave over the stove for hours, put anything in a crock pot or let it simmer.
Just dump in the blender and push a button… then pour into squeeze jars or put in a canning jar and refigerate.
This recipe was modified from In a Pinch Ketchup from Allrecipes.