Easy Homemade Ketchup

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I absolutely love ketchup. I eat it on fried potatoes, with eggs, on meat or on practically anything when the mood strikes me. This recipe is based of the recipe for "Sunshine Ketchup" in Kristen Michaelis' wonderful book, Beautiful BabiesMichaelis runs the popular blog, Food Renegade, where she shares information on nutrition, great recipes and a dose of good humor. If you haven't already, be sure and check out her blog.

I highly recommendBeautiful Babiesfor anyone who is thinking about becoming pregnant, is pregnant, or has kids. Michaelis' book primarily focus on nutrition for fertility, pregnancy and babies first foods. But this book also contains an awesome collection of recipes. I occasionally use it to reference information, but I keep it in my kitchen because I have fallen in LOVE with the recipes!

Particularly her recipe for ketchup. I had modified her original slightly to fit my needs:

Easy Homemade Ketchup 

You Will Need:

12 oz. organic tomato paste (Find it here)
1/3 cup water
2 Tbsp. probiotic whey (How to make it)
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (Find it here)
2 tbsp organic raw honey (Find it here)
1/4 tsp mustard 
1/8 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt (Find it here)
Large bowl for mixing
Clean glass jar with lid

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a clean glass jar. Close lid tightly. Leave on your kitchen counter for 2-3 days. Store in the refridgerator. Enjoy!

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44 comments:

  1. Sounds really good! I really want to make ketchup from my own tomatoes but I have a hard time getting it cooked down enough to be paste consistency. Definitely trying again :)

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    1. Yay! Let me know how it turns out. I was too lazy this summer to cook my tomatoes down into a paste. I stopped at sauce and soup. ;)

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    2. I was lucky to get some into the freezer.. I ate most of mine....... YUM :)

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  2. Sounds great But I will be using Fresh tomatoes

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    1. Interesting. I would love to know how that works for you. :) If you think of it, let me know.

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  3. What could I use instead of the whey? My son has a milk allergy. Could I use water kefir?

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    1. Hey! Sorry I didn't respond earlier! You could substitute any sort of active vegetable culture no problem... juice from sauerkraut or other pickled veggies for example.

      You could always try water kefir. I have no idea how that would turn out... but I would imagine it would just make it a little sweeter... if you try it, let me know how it goes!

      Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

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    2. I would also love to know if water kefir will work!

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    3. Hey Angie!

      I haven't tried it. It definitely won't harm it in any way! Let me know if you try it this way and how it turns out!

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  4. Thank you for posting this.... YOUR KETCHUP IS AMAZING. I'm making some asap. <3

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  5. I want to make sure I do this right; so I leave it out of the frig for a few days then I store it in the frig after that? We don't use a ton of ketchup so how long should it last? I make my own Greek yogurt so I always have lots of whey.

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    1. Hey Cara!

      You could always store part of it the freezer or make a half batch if you don't think you will go through a full-batch fast enough.

      It should last several weeks in the fridge, I don't know exactly, though because we always go through it pretty quickly. Athena just LOVES the stuff. :)

      There have been a couple times when it has gotten pushed to the back of the fridge and forgotten about. I am not sure how long it was back there, but when I pulled it out it has a bit of white mold on the top. I just scraped it off, like you can do with jam, and ate it. Of course, not everyone would be comfortable with that, and you have to make your own call on something like that... but it tasted fine still and we are all still here. :)

      Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  6. How long will it stay good in the fridge?

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    1. Not long at our house, lol! We love it. It should stay food for a few weeks to a month, though. You could also put some in the freezer.

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  7. I was just wondering, why Celtic sea salt? Would ANY sea salt work? And is it available only online?

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    1. I always use Celtic sea salt because of it's minimal processing and high mineral content. You could, of course, use other salt. It's just what I use and recommend.

      I buy my Celtic sea salt at our local health food store. :)

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  8. You aren't on Pinterest?

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    1. I am: http://www.pinterest.com/littleowlmomma/ :)

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  9. Is that dry mustard or wet mustard?

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  10. This sounds great! I bet my kids would love it. They're always wanting ketchup on things, but I refuse to buy it because it's full of so much garbage. I'll have to give yours a try! Thanks for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays!

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  11. Neat. Never tried to make my own ketchup. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  12. Thanks, I'm gonna have to try this! I haven't had any luck with ketchup before.

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  13. This looks so great. Condiments are the one fermented food I haven't delved into yet. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks.

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  14. We've been making our own fries at home lately, and I have been wishing for some great ketchup-- I can't bring myself to buy the crap from the store! Maybe I'll try this one this week-- thanks!

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  15. I am going to have to try this-- we've been making fries at home lately, and I keep wishing for some good ketchup!

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  16. Pinning this one! I've got everything in the cupboard except tomato paste!

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  17. Okay. You've convinced me to try this. The Stud Muffin (husband) has disliked every homemade ketchup I've tried and I'm a chef! Yikes! I think I'll make this and empty out the organic ketchup from the bottle I purchased the other day and hide it in there and see if he notices. :) It worked for raw milk, so a girl can hope.

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  18. Thanks for the recipe! I need to try this. :)

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  19. There is nothing better than a homemade sauce and I love your homemade ketchup! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. It's about time I make my own ketchup. There is a run on it at my house too - thanks for the recipe and tips!

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  21. I can't wait to try your recipe for homemade ketchup. I make my own mustard but have never tried ketchup. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Are you serious right now? You're my hero. I am the health nut who is always talking about substituting the unhealthy for the healthy and this is a perfect example of that! You've turned the occasional burger with ketchup or fries with ketchup into something healthier for sure! I totally pinned this and I want to make it for our home. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style!

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  23. Thank you for sharing this on Green Thumb Thursday! I pinned it to our hop board and shared it via Twitter and FB. See you on Thursday! And BTW, made this the other day - divine!

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  24. Great post. Congrats on being chosen as a featured post on this week’s Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us again and share more of your awesome posts.
    http://www.herbanmomma.com

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  25. I love Ketchup but have been trying to eat less of it. It's great to find a natural recipe for it!

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  26. I don't even think we have ketchup at home. We just use the packets that we get from the store. I think we may use it once a month? This is a great recipe. I didn't know it was so easy to make! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.

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  27. Prepared or dry mustard? This sounds good. I want to make it ASAP! ! Thanks.

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    1. Hey Amanda! Good question. ;) I thought about clarifying in the recipe... but I guess it really depends on how spicy you want it. I use prepared mustard. But, if I was in a pinch and didn't have any you could probably just as easily use dried. It would just be a little hotter! ;) Hope you enjoy! <3 <3 If you think of it, let me know how you like!

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  28. Hi Jacqueline,
    What a delightfully quick and simple recipe for probiotic ketchup! I'm thrilled that it is ready to pour on all of my favorite foods, such as french fries, home fries and veggie burgers, in 2-3 days! I am thrilled that you shared this delectable recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it! I can't wait to make this!

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  29. I bet this is truly delicious and no high fructose corn syrup. Thanks for sharing your ketchup with us on foodie friday.

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  30. Congratulations on being featured. The picture looks absolutely delicious and I'm impressed its so simple to make. I can't wait to try it.

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous recipe, thank you for posting!

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