Homemade Ketchup

April 9, 2017

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Ketchup has to be the most popular condiment out there. But most store-bought versions are full of high fructose corn syrup or refined sugar….which I really try to avoid when possible! And it is used for so many different things and in so many different recipes, that it was really important for me to do clean homemade ketchup. What would a burger or french fries be without it? They just wouldn’t be the same! One of my favorite recipes that calls for it is my Mom’s meatloaf recipe. It is used in the topping. So yummy!

This recipe is really quick to put together, and really tasty too! It makes about 1 cup, so if you need more, just double the recipe. It should keep in the fridge for a month or more when covered. I love storing this in a mason jar with a pump lid. It makes it easy to dispense!

The best part of this recipe? No sugar or nasty high fructose corn syrup. You will always know exactly what is in your ketchup!

This homemade ketchup recipe is naturally gluten-free….and grain-free too!!! Use it to top your next grilled burger or homemade fries….or for any recipe!

Homemade Ketchup

This simple homemade ketchup recipe allows you to make sure that you aren’t consuming any high fructose corn syrup or other unsavory ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 6 oz. can no-salt added tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar or Sucanat
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan salt
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground allspice


  • In a medium size mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge.
  • Reply
    Amanda Perez
    April 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Wow! I ran out of ketsup while making meatloaf tonight and found this while looking for a substitute. I tasted it side by side hunts and couldn’t tell a difference! I may never buy ketchup again. Thanks!!

    • Reply
      April 7, 2013 at 1:11 am

      This is absolutely our go to recipe too! It’s so quick and simple to make and you have great control over the ingredients you use. No high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients!

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