My experiences in, and becoming aware of my need to be prepared, & preparing things my family depends on in the event of an emergency or disaster. There are plenty of how-to sites to do a lot of stuff. This is not one of those. This is a how-we-do-it site. My goal is to lessen my dependence on immediate supply and demand industry. Id like to be able to share this with you and give you ideas of what works for someone else. Enjoy!
This recipe makes a small batch of ketchup- just enough for about one bottle. I have recipes for larger batches for canning, but I have yet to try them out as they involve many pounds of tomatoes. So for in a pinch this does very well. It doesn't taste like any one particular brand, although it was labeled a a Heinz Copycat recipe. This holds up well for an ingredient such as using in meat loaf or all by itself for dipping french fries. Very simple ingredients make it fast, affordable, and available when you need it.
1 6oz can tomato paste
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. white vinegar
1/2- 1 T. Sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. onion powder
1/8 t. garlic powder
Combine all in a medium pan over medium heat, simmering for 20 min. Wisk till smooth. Makes about 1 pt. (just about 2 cups).
For some variation try adding cayenne to taste if you like spicy!