So this is one of the best ketchups I have ever made.
Considering it's only the second time I have made ketchup, I would say this is the perfect recipe.
I decided to make my own ketchup because my boyfriend and I LOVE our ketchup. We love it with our potatoes, sweet potatoes, chicken, ground turkey, eggs, and lots of other things but I just feel like we eat ketchup every day. Instead of buying it from the stores and getting preservatives and other crap inside I know exactly what went into my ketchup.
Be careful not to eat it straight out of the sauce pan because it might be hot, just blow on it first...that's what I did :)
I got this recipe from here. I tweaked it a tiny bit but not by much.
1 1/2 6 oz containers tomato paste (You can use two cans also, but I only had 1 1/2, it will just make it more tomato-y and that is okay!)
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup water (I ended up adding another splash of water once it was boiling)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder (more for taste)
1. Using a food processor, pulse the onion until it is in small pieces.
2. Add the apple cider vinegar to the food processor and pulse until pureed or finely smooth (this is so you don't have chunks in the ketchup. Adding the apple cider vinegar will help puree the onion)
3. Add all ingredients (tomato paste, honey, apple cider vinegar, onion, water, sea salt, garlic powder) in a sauce pan, stir well, and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce to a simmer and stir every few minutes. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes. This will allow the ketchup to thicken and all the flavors to combine for a flavor blasting ketchup!
5. Let the ketchup cool and transfer into a glass bottle (I reused an Annie's BBQ Sauce jar and it filled it completely)
6. Refrigerate! I am not sure how long this will last but I am guessing a few weeks since there is no preservatives in it and it won't last forever.
Grass fed bones (beef, chicken, pork, any bones work, the bones with more bone marrow or knuckles that contain joints are the better bones to use)
Water (enough to fill up the crockpot after you add all your ingredients (that way you don't over pour)
Apple cider vinegar
^I mix it up with what veggies/herbs to add each time
1. Add the bones, veggies, herbs, apple cider vinegar first them fill the crock pot up with water.
2. Turn crockpot on low for at least 10 hours. The longer in the crockpot the more nutrients you will extract and have a heartier bone broth. I cook my batches up to 24 hours sometimes--THE LONGER THE BETTER.
3. Let liquid cool enough so that you can handle it. Strain with a cheese cloth or mesh strainer. Separate into mason jars so you can use as you go!
6 apples (I used a variety of apples)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup brown sugar (optional)
1. Peel your apples and cut into small chunks
2. Bring the water and apples to a boil over medium/high heat
3. Using a potato smasher, smash the apples up into small chunks and bring the heat to low
4. Optional step: Add cinnamon and brown sugar to apple smash to your liking, continue to smash the apple to the consistency of your liking
5. Optional step: Put your applesauce in a food processor for a fine puree, or strain the mixture through a strainer to get rid of the chunks
3 garlic cloves
1/2 bell pepper
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup water
1/2 can marinara sauce (a kind you like, I like organic garlic)
1. Mince the garlic and chop the onion. Heat a pan with coconut oil. Put the onions in the semi-deep saute pan(like in the picture) and cook on med-low for about 3 minutes.
2. Add the minced garlic and cook on low for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Chop the zucchini and bell pepper while onions and garlic are cooking.
4. Add in the zucchini and bell pepper and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
5. Add in the tomato paste, canned sauce, and water and let cook for 3-5 minutes.
6. Add in the remaining ingredients and simmer together for about 15 minutes with a lid on.
7. Top on spaghetti, chicken, meatballs, zucchini pasta, or what ever you desire and enjoy!
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries*
1 tsp coconut sugar
splash of water
1. Pour the berries, splash of water, and coconut sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat
2. Continue to stir the mixture so it doesn't burn
3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until saucy.
4. Let cool and pour over your choice! (banana pancakes is delicious, recipe below)
*You can substitute for any frozen fruit
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