Not surprisingly, cookbook author Danielle Walker makes her own condiments. Why? They deliver better flavor than mass-produced products, and in the case of tomato ketchup and barbecue sauce, a better sweetener than high fructose corn syrup, and less sweetener.
Danielle is following up on her the Paleo Diet-focused Against All Grain (10 months on the New York Times Best Sellers list) with the upcoming Meals Made Simple (out September 2nd, but you can pre-order now).
You can make your own ketchup in just five minutes of prep time, plus 45 minutes of cooking. How can you resist the opportunity to impress your palate, your family, your friends?
After you’ve made your first batch, you can experiment with your favorite seasonings: chipotle, curry, garlic, horseradish, jalapeño, sriracha, whatever.
Danielle chose honey as the sweetener in her recipe, but you can use agave (just use half the amount, since it’s twice as sweet), maple syrup, even cane sugar.
RECIPE: HOMEMADE TOMATO KETCHUP
Ingredients For 2 Cups
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 yellow onion, halved
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 26-ounce jar or box tomato purée
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
8 whole cloves*
10 whole allspice berries*
Make it yourself! Photo courtesy Danielle Walker.