I have made ketchup in the past, and I have just not liked it. It wasn't so much the consistency, but the taste.
Today, I went to the fridge and found I was out of ketchup. With a heavy heart, and a pathetic sigh, I decided I would either have to get my shoes on and go to the store, or make my own. Well, I didn't want to get my shoes on, so guess what? I now have a new ketchup recipe. And dammit, it actually tastes good.
So, I am learning that sometimes desperation allows me to write good recipes too!
2 cans (14.5 oz, 411g) no salt added diced tomatoes
4 tablespoons no salt added tomato paste
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons maple syrup (or you could use date syrup, or agave nectar)
In a blender, combine all the above ingredients.
Pour into a pan, and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. You will have to stay close, and stir often, otherwise you will have a very messy stove and burned ketchup.
Remove from pan, and stir again well. You can strain it if you want, but my blender made it very smooth.
Let it cool a bit, and then pour into whatever jar you want. Allow to cool for a few hours, and then you can eat. Shake each time you use to mix well. It is clean and I really enjoy it. I hope you will too. :)