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Homemade Ketchup (with Honey!) & Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

  • Published on: 21 June, 2014
  • Last update: 26 January, 2016

 


KETCHUP!!!! Yes. Finally. So many people have been asking me for this recipe, and I am SO proud to say that it is perfected once and for all. Because, really, who can live without ketchup? I can’t. Between barbecuing, french fries (the healthy way of course), sweet potato rounds, and basically anything else that’s edible (ok I’m exaggerating)…. YOU NEED KETCHUP! Let’s not forget tostones….. anyone else addicted to those? Just me? K.

tostones: what dreams are made of.

Store-bought brands have too much sugar and salt, and are often GMO like Heinz. Why should there be corn syrup in my ketchup?! If I’m going to ingest sugar, it’s going to be the highest quality, and often raw in a form such as honey or coconut sugar. With this recipe, you can control which kind of sweetener you use, and how much of it you include! PLUS you get a spicy BBQ sauce recipe. Although I’m not as passionate about barbecue sauce as I am about ketchup, this stuff is GOOD. My dad made it today after months of me throwing out the crap he would come home with from the store, and I’m so proud that he made his own!! He and his father used to own a deli in Manhattan so I’m really not surprised it came out this well. Pops is an undercover chef, which may be where I get it from 😉


Homemade Ketchup

Ingredients (try to buy organic):

  • 7 oz. tomato paste (the only ingredient should be tomatoes!)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 & 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp onion seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp all spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

 Directions:
1. Mix together all ingredients besides the 1/2 cup water.
2. Add the water little by little so that everything whisks uniformly and the consistency gradually thickens. If you are using a very watery paste you can stop adding water whenever it’s thick enough for your taste.


Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce

Ingredients (try to buy organic):

  • 1/2 cup raw coconut aminos
  • 5 tbsp. grade b maple syrup (grade b is the first collection of sap and has all the minerals and nutrients. I would guess you can also use coconut nectar or honey if you have it on hand!)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp onion seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic seasoning
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (nice and spicy!!)

 Directions:
1. Mix everything together in a bowl besides the cayenne.
2. Add in the cayenne gradually and taste as you go to make sure it’s not too spicy for you!



Store both sauces in a tight glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator, and they can last up to 2 weeks!

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