Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Recipe from Jessica Seinfeld's book, Deceptively Delicious. Supposed to be a healthy alternative to ketchup and a sneaky way to get toddlers to eat their veggies.
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato puree
- 1⁄2 cup carrot puree (baby food is quick and easy)
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder (to taste)
- Stir all the ingredients together in a big saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture has reduced by about half, 10-20 minutes.
- Let cool before serving.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days or freeze in ¼-cup amounts in zipper-lock snack bags for up to three months.
JB, this recipe is AWESOME!!!! It works out super nicely and the ketchup tastes just like store-bought one. Sooo great! I made my own carrot puree from fresh organic carrots and ground my own mustard, but other than that stuck to your recipe and got rave reviews. Nobody could believe that it was home-made. :) Mine thickened up quite a bit during cooking, which I liked, but if youre looking for a really thin ketchup, you might need to dilute it a bit after cooking.
Just for the fun of it I added a heaping ts of curry powder to half of the mix and that was really yummy, too. Ill be making this often!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a real winner with us!
Made and reviewed for Adopt A Veggie Tag May 2011.