Today, of all days, we ran out of ketchup. How does a house with three kids under 5 run out of ketchup- I mean, sure Abby is out of the ketchup loop still, but the boys more than make up for her. How did I so completely drop the ball and shame my food-storage calling? Ketchup…. hangin’ my head in shame.
But! Ever the industrious mama, I thought, “Hey, I can MAKE ketchup!”. But alas, my cookbooks were all sadly lacking in ketchup recipes. So, turning to my trusty computer, and knowing my kids won’t eat just any ketchup, I Googled “Heinz Ketchup” and low and behold, the holy grail of kid manna, the Heinz Ketchup Recipe. And, I must say, it’s pretty darn close… they had a ball helping me in the kitchen, and ate it with gusto. So hooray! And thus, I share it with you:
Heinz Ketchup by Jan Taylor
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup plain white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until well combined. When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.
Remove pan from heat and cover until cool. Chill and store in a covered container.