Ketchup gets my vote. Sorry.
So, when I made the cocktail sauce a few weeks ago, I was squeezing the balance of the Heinz Ketchup out (which leads me to the next question: Heinz or Hunts? I'm a Heinz girl) and I made a "mental note" to myself to get Ketchup the next time I was out ... which of course, a "mental note" in the middle of Christmas day is NOT a good thing ...
I remembered that I pinned a ketchup link a LONG time ago ... so I went digging around and decided to give it a shot ...
But of course, I had to do it my way ... which entailed DOUBLING the recipe and a few other things :D
2 cans of tomato paste
2 tbs Agave (honestly, they were a little under each measure)
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
a dash of salt to taste
in a large saucepan, heat all ingredients, stirring well to incorporate, taste once heated and adjust seasonings if needed. I personally didn't like the original recipe that used honey, so I used up some agave I had on hand that was just hanging around.
Allow to cool and store in the fridge in a glass jar ... and there you have it, homemade, healthier option ketchup or catsup.
PS ... this should keep at least a week or so in the fridge, but I suppose you could freeze it for future use if you don't use ketchup that much ... we use a LOT in this house, so no freezing for me, but if you do, make sure it's in small batches, like ice cube trays or what not for easier use :-)
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