Low Carb Ketchup is Fast and Easy
Sometimes you just have to have that favorite condiment of choice with certain foods. Got ketchup? What’s a good burger or onion ring without ketchup?
I’ve known people that probably put ketchup on their ice cream. With that said, the carbs can really add up so you want to have a good tasting ketchup less all those high carbs. If you’re like me, I mean. It's what you eat with the ketchup that makes it a good overall “fit” of course, so that’s why you see so many different kinds of ketchup on the market these days.
This is a no-cook, fast and functional, all natural recipe for plain old “ketchup”. Feel free to improvise… like adding hot sauce or whatever, but basically this is a fine low carb ketchup recipe to keep on hand so you don’t have to reinvent the ketchup wheel when you need it. Add some horseradish sauce and minced onion and you’ve got a neat seafood sauce, also. Add-on ingredients can transform it into a dynamite BBQ sauce. You can keep this sauce in the fridge for a month or so, or simply make some extra batches and freeze in freezer bags or spoon into ice cube trays to pop out and have on hand year round. Enjoy.
- 1 6 oz. can Hunts tomato paste
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup Sugar Not™ Spoonful™ Natural Sugar Replacement with Fiber (or to taste)
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Thick It Up™ Low Carb Thickener
- 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon additional salt
*Cook’s Tip: Commercial ketchups are very sweet and have 160 grams of sodium, weighing in at 5 carbohydrates per tablespoon. This low carb ketchup may be personally sweetened to “taste” preference by adding more natural sweetener and salt to taste.
Hunts plain tomato paste is recommended, as it is velvety smooth, with no lumps and a uniform flavor consistency, which is important when making ketchup.
Place all ingredients in cereal size bowl and whisk to blend well. Store in sealed container in fridge for one month or freeze in freezer bag for up to 6 months. Recipe may be doubled or tripled. Will thicken in fridge. Add water to thin, if desired. Makes 2¼ cups of ketchup, just ½ net carb per tablespoon.
For Seafood sauce:
Add 1½ teaspoons horseradish sauce
1 tablespoon chopped onion or 1½ teaspoons dried minced onion
For Barbecue Sauce:
Add 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon dried minced onion (or onion powder)
½ teaspoon hot sauce (or more to taste)
1½ teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
Add BBQ sauce add on ingredients to ketchup ingredients and stir. Store in fridge for one month or freeze in freezer bags for up to 6 months.
Try topping Carb Counters™ Meat Loaf Mix with the BBQ Sauce!
For Thousand Island Dressing:
Add ½ cup mayonnaise to 2 tablespoons prepared ketchup and 3 or 4 tablespoons sugar-free relish. Chill. Less than ½ carb per tablespoon.
Like Onion Rings? Here’s a very easy and tasty low carb onion ring recipe.