Make ketchup at home with no sugar!
I love ketchup as a sauce for some meals, but I realized store-bought has a lot of sugar in it, and it’s from corn syrup. So I experimented until I came up with a savory no-cook ketchup that I hope you will try. This recipe makes a great base for chili or cocktail sauce and works well in barbecue sauce.
You will need a whisk, blender, or food processor and a sealed container for keeping it in the refrigerator.
Measure tomato paste and add to processor. You will have leftover paste. I measure mine in 2 tbsp. chunks into an ice cube tray, freeze, then bag the cubes in a freezer bag for future use.
Add an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce. I use the “No Salt.”
Juice enough limes for 4 tbsp of juice. This recipe will also work with lemon juice.
Add key lime pepper (or lemon pepper), mustard, onion flakes, minced garlic, and chili powder.
Add 10 – 20 dashes of Pickapeppa sauce to taste (you may use Worcestershire, but it won’t be the same!)
Blend thoroughly. Adjust seasonings to taste (you may want to add up to 2 tbsp. of brown sugar.) Keep in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 4 tbsp. lime juice
- ½ tsp. key lime pepper (or lemon pepper or your favorite no-salt blend)
- ½ tsp. Dijon mustard (or Creole or Lusty Monk)
- ¼ tsp. onion flakes
- 1 clove minced garlic
- ¾ tsp. chili powder
- 10 – 20 dashes Pickapeppa sauce
- Measure tomato paste and add to processor.
- Add an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.
- Juice enough limes for 4 tbsp of juice.
- Add key lime pepper (or lemon pepper), mustard, onion flakes, minced garlic, and chili powder.
- Add 10 – 20 dashes of Pickapeppa sauce to taste.
- Blend thoroughly. Adjust seasonings to taste (you may want to add up to 2 tbsp. of brown sugar.) Keep in the refrigerator.
Thanks for the recipe. I can’t eat sugar so I usually just make do with tomato sauce. This would be better!
Thanks so much. I hope you like this recipe. You can make it as spicy or savory as you like!
This is excellent. I will have to try it. I make my own spaghetti sause using paste as one of my ingredients. I could never figure out how the best way to freeze and save what is remaining and I always end up throwing it out. Ice trays!! Brilliant!! I am trying to move us away from sugar too. I buy no High Fructose corn syrup ketchup, but of course they sneak it in under different names. Smh… I think I will try this over the weekend. Thanks a bunch for sharing!
Let me know how it goes, Kathleen. What spices will your family like?