Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Home-made Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)

Tomato Ketchup Recipe

Tomato Sauce was one of the things the family was really missing since we went sugar free, and I hadn't had any success in finding a sugar free product or a recipe.  I have modified this one from a recipe I found in a Dr Mercola book. It really does need sweetening to taste like proper tomato sauce so it's worth buying some coconut sugar and/or stevia for this recipe, because you just can't buy a nice natural sugar-free tomato sauce in NZ!  Technically this does contain a little sugar from the molasses and you can leave this out if you prefer, but it does add to the flavour!

400gm Can Tomato Puree (check the ingredients, some of them contain sugar!)
2 Tbs Tomato Paste
1/2 cup white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
4 Tbs Coconut Sugar (or omit and add extra stevia)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon molasses (optional)
5-10 drops of Stevia liquid (to taste)

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan, bring it to the boil, then simmer until it has reduced to the consistency you want, cool,  then keep it in the fridge.  Easy!

Variation: You can use tinned chopped tomatoes instead of tomato puree and diced onions & garlic (sauteed until soft) if you prefer a chunky sauce.


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