Rating: 5 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Use organic ingredients to make this home made ketchup with no sodium. Perfect for the Paleolithic Diet.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, apple juice, and cayenne pepper in a soup pot. Bring to a boil. Place the bay leaf, cloves, celery seed and peppercorns into a spice bag or wrap in cheesecloth. Add to the pot and continue to boil, stirring frequently until the mixture has reduced by half.

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  • Remove the spice bag and stir in the lemon juice. Continue to boil for 10 more minutes, then remove from the heat. Pour into a container with a lid and refrigerate until using. Use or freeze within 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

24 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 0.2g; sodium 5.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2008
I was looking for a sugar-free alternative to ketchup and found this recipe. It's actually pretty good. I think next time I make it I'll cut the lemon juice in half...it was just a little too bitter for me. The recipe suggests freezing if not using right away but I actually canned it in jelly jars. I also have made a good sugar-free barbeque sauce out of this catsup too. My recipe for that is: 1/3 C organic catsup 2 tsp Worcester sauce 1 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses 1/4 tsp prepared mustard palmful of smoked paprika (you can use any smoke flavoring you want) 1/2 tsp baking cocoa Just cook it to barbeque sauce consistency. I was very happy with how this turned out. It stayed well on the chicken during grilling. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2008
I was looking for a sugar-free alternative to ketchup and found this recipe. It's actually pretty good. I think next time I make it I'll cut the lemon juice in half...it was just a little too bitter for me. The recipe suggests freezing if not using right away but I actually canned it in jelly jars. I also have made a good sugar-free barbeque sauce out of this catsup too. My recipe for that is: 1/3 C organic catsup 2 tsp Worcester sauce 1 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses 1/4 tsp prepared mustard palmful of smoked paprika (you can use any smoke flavoring you want) 1/2 tsp baking cocoa Just cook it to barbeque sauce consistency. I was very happy with how this turned out. It stayed well on the chicken during grilling. Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
This recipe is a keeper in my book! I always been a Heinz only catsup lover and this beats it by far and so much better for you using all organic ingredients. However i did tweet the recipe to my liking. I used only Roma tomatoes two large onions 8 cloves of fresh garlic 3/4 cup organic apple juice that i had already canned tripled the cayenne pepper organic apple cider vinegar celery seed and peppercorns. I kept the whole cloves and bay leaf as is as they can become overpowering imo. I added 1 cup of fresh homemade maple syrup from this years harvest. I Omitted the lemon juice. Cooked on the stove top for two hours then i put it in a large crock pot with the lid off overnight. It turned out thick and wonderful. Then transferred it to my food processor to smooth all the lumps out. I added 1/8 tsp canning salt to each 1/2 pint jar. Sealed and hot water bathed for 10 min. I will never buy store catsup again! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe can't wait to make it again and again... Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Wow! this recipe is great! I had a whole bunch of tomatoes from our garden that were going to go bad if I did not use them up fast. The only things I did different was I blended the whole tomatoes with the onion and garlic in my VitaMix added another 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple juice and cut back on the lemon juice by half. Tastes like ketchup to me! I will be using this ketchup recipe from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
I like this one too.. Holistic and Organic Recipe for healthy catsup Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2016
Fresh tomatoes are out of season so I used tomato sauce. This catsup is great. I like it because I can control the ingredients. I have a condition that causes many things to burn the tissue in my mouth. I don't use a lot of catsup but I miss it if I cannot use it. This recipe is tasty and simple. I was able to can several tiny jelly jars with this catsup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
I made it as the base for the sauce for meatloaf. It was amazing. Read More
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