It makes me happy when I can make recipes using ingredients I have on hand rather than buying the premade version from the store. By making my own homemade ketchup, I can reduce the amount of high fructose corn syrup my family consumes.
Plus this recipe is so easy! My version only includes five ingredients and they are all ingredients we normally have in our cupboards.
Another thing that makes this recipe so easy is that it does not require heating. The tomato paste and tomato sauce have already been heated prior to being canned and there is no sugar in this recipe to worry about dissolving. Simply mix the ingredients and store in a jar in the refrigerator. [Read more…]