Store bought tomato ketchup is something so many of us use on a daily basis – but did you know that store bought ketchup is made up of almost 25% sugar? Did you also know that store bought ketchup contains high fructose corn syrup? This is absolutely toxic to us. I consider sugar to be one of the worse things out there, and often refer to it as a cancer feeder, but I would go as far as to say fructose corn syrup is even worse! Give it half a chance and it will reek havoc with your insides and cause inflammation.
So today – I wanted to share with you, my recipe for Homemade Paleo Tomato Ketchup. It is refined sugar free, has no added preservatives and most importantly is made only from nutrient dense ingredients so is actually pretty damn good for you! One of the things I love about this recipe is that it isn’t set in stone which means once you have mastered this recipe, you can have a little bit of fun experimenting with different herbs and spices. I’ve added fresh chilli to this recipe to give it a bit of a kick!
- 6 good sized fresh tomatoes Or 1 can organic Chopped tomatoes
- A Generous squeeze of tomato Puree
- A Dash of Apple Cider vinegar
- 1 Clove fresh garlic
- Onion powder
- 4 Cloves
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Chilli (2 if you’re feeling adventurous!)
Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on low for 15 – 20 minutes
Blend the mixture until it reaches a consistency you’re happy with
Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks