Tomato ketchup!

I ran out of tomato ketchup this week. Instead of going to the store and buying a bottle of Heinz I decided to make some at home! The end result wasn’t exactly like Heinz ketchup, but it tasted like ketchup nonetheless. This recipe is definitely worth a try…best part – it’s super simple 🙂 I always contemplate about what I will do to make it better. Next time I might reduce the sugar a tad bit. For those of you who like your ketchup on the sweeter side, these measurements should be perfect.


Tomato puree – 18 oz

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

1/2 cup vinegar

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder


Combine all the ingredients in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat.

Let the mixture come to a boil and continue stirring it for a minute at the same temperature

Reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 mins, stirring often, until it is half the original quantity.

Remove from heat and let it cool. It will thicken just a little bit more as it cools.

Cover and refrigerate.