By morelhunter on May 14, 2002
Photo by GaylaJ
Photo by GaylaJ
"This is close. A good ketchup recipe that is cheaper than store bought, and tastes good. You can use all white vinegar. Also, if you can't find the paste with garlic use 1/4 tsp. garlic powder instead. Original recipe created by Todd Wilbur www.TopSecretRecipes.com"
Serving Size: 1 (12 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"Great recipe. I used 1/8 c. dark balsamic and the rest white vinegar, DH said it tasted just like the original."
"Wowzers, this is a nice quick recipe. Followed the recipe with a few minor variations due to what was in my pantry. Used a clove of home made roasted garlic paste, and some home made tomato paste. Also used traditional balsamic since I didn't have white on hand and substituted the corn syrup with an equal portion of local honey.
Went nicely with a double smoked cheddar and mozzarella grilled cheese. Yummy, using this recipe again!"
"love this stuff never buying the store brand again thanks for posting"
"This recipe was a lifesaver, halfway through making our favourite meatball recipe I found I was 1/2 cup shy of ketchup and town is too far away to go get some. Food.com and morelhunter to the rescue! I followed this recipe almost exactly, using dark balsamic vinegar as that's what I had on hand and omitting the sugar as the one reason I dislike Heinz is it's too sweet. Although it's nice and worked great in the recipe, the balsamic vinegar is a bit too strong for my kids tastes. I'll definitely be making again and try it with all white vinegar and let you know then :-) Thanks for saving our dinner!"
"I was looking for a low sodium recipe and decided to try this one. I used the tomato paste with 20mg of sodium. I made the recipe as stated and it was very good but a little too sweet for me. The next time I'll leave out the sugar."
"Thank you for posting this recipe, you saved me from having to make a trip to the store when I ran out of ketchup one day. This is a nice, mild ketchup. Next time I make it I think I will add a little more salt and vinegar to kick it up a notch. Thanks for posting."
"Fantastic recipe! Thanks a lot for posting. The whole family loves it! Only change made was that used fresh garlc and onion paste instead of the powder"
"our family loves this ketchup! we do not buy store bought anymore....could not find paste with garlic, we crush real garlic. we also use all white distilled vinegar. Thanks!"
"I'm not buying ketchup again! I had to cut down on corn syrup. Had no balsamic vinegar but the results were great even without."
"Yum! So easy, and so good :) . I haven't bought ketchup in some time as I've just been making this. Slightly cheaper and who can beat anything home made?? Now if I could just perfect mustard..."
"I am a total ketchup snob...and I LOVE Heinz ketchup...but we have been out for a week or so, and I was in the mood for some fries. I did a couple changes so, it could be my fault....it is kind of vinegar-y for my taste, and I was out of onion powder...so I diced up some onion and pureed the mixture at the end. I added a little less corn syrup, a little more sugar....and an extra can of paste. DEFINITELY worth another try!! I am going to refrigerate it and see what happens!! I am excited! :) Thanks for posting!"
"A little too vinegary for our taste, but I just added more tomato paste. I'm not a big ketchup fan so the important thing is that the ketchup fans (the kids) gave it a thumbs up. Easy to make too!"
"Very good. I also used dark balsamic vinegar because I was unable to find white. It turned out slightly sweet for me, but I'll just reduce the sugar a bit next time. I may also try it with all white vinegar. Regardless, it's a keeper!"
"Real good and so easy."
"We made this recipe to go into another recipe because we ran out of ketchup. We also used dark balsamic and we didn't have the corn syrup either so we subbed it with Agave Nectar. It may have not been Heinz but it still tasted like ketchup and was a little darker in appearance. We were pleasantly surprised and will be making this again using corn syrup to see if there is a any difference. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. You saved dinner."
"I use this recipe almost weekly...but on a much smaller level. I chop up some roma tomatoes and simmer til soft. Then I run them through a food mill to remove all the skins and seeds. At this point I add garlic powder, onion salt, cider vinegar, water and vegetable glycerin and bring it all up to a simmer again until it's reduced to a ketchup-like consistency. I'm really not sure of the exact measurements, I just eyeball it. But it works for us, and I thank you for supplying the recipe!"
"This is a good recipe to have on hand. I used regular tomato paste and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. I also did not have balsamic vinegar so I used red wine vinegar. I am sure it was a little different but still really good. Edit: Hubby thought this was a little too sweet. This is his personal preference and I am adding this note so that I will remember to reduce the sugar next time."
"This is good and made out of pantry supplies that we all have. Cost effective and could be made diabetic. Thank you."
"I love this recipe. I use agave nectar and water to make the 1/2 cup corn syrup. I also use about 3/4 of the amount of total vinegar. I think it's just a bit too much vinegar as is. My friends love it."