Is your tomato bush over grown with tomato's? Mine is! I planted 4 small bushes and now they are taking over my small garden! Between the zucchini and the tomato's, my pumpkins, cucumbers and peppers don't have breathing room! So, I thought about it and decided to make a healthy ketchup. My grandchildren love ketchup so much, it's almost like they have a french fry with their ketchup! So, knowing they were coming to Grandma's, I made a healthy ketchup....not only a fresh, clean flavor by no preservatives and less sugar.
Simple Homemade Ketchup
6 cups tomatoes, I used various types of organic tomatoes
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 garlic bud chopped
1 tsp. onion powder
1/8th tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. celery seeds
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/8 tsp cayenne
Remove the stems and wash the tomatoes.
Put half at a time into a food processor and puree.
Place the puree into a sieve over a large bowl and remove the seeds and pulp. You will yield about 4 cups of juice.
Put the juice into a sauce pan oveer medium heat and bring to a boil....reduce the juice for about 40-50 minutes until it is thicker. Watch it and stir now and then..it will burn quickly.
Add the spices and vinegar and stir. This is where the magic happens, all that deliciousness, the fresh flavor with real spices and no preservatives.
Keep heating for about 10 minutes or until you achieve the consistency you would like.
Let it cool down before pouring it into airtight bottles.
This will freeze or keep in the refrigerator for a month.
My grandchildren and my son Dustin loved my fresh homemade ketchup and I wore a smile, knowing it was healthy and they were happy!