Prolific low-carb cookbook author and friend, Dana Carpender, shared this recipe for ketchup made without sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, or the newly-named “corn sweetener.” Instead, she chose the natural sweeteners, monk fruit and erythritol, found in Virtue Sweetener, also the most economical of natural, non-caloric sweeteners.
This will be one of the 500 recipes Dana introduces in her new book 500 Keto Recipes to be released this fall, 2017.
Easy No-Sugar-Added Ketchup
Heinz no-sugar-added ketchup is quite good. But it’s pricier, and includes artificial sweeteners some people avoid. This recipe is a cinch, tastes great–a lot like Heinz, actually–and has no artificial sweeteners.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
15 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener (or other natural sweetener equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine tomato sauce, vinegar, Virtue Sweetener, salt, onion and garlic powder in a non-reactive saucepan–stainless steel, ceramic non-stick, or enamelware -and bring to a simmer. Let it cook for 15 minutes, cool, and it’s done. I used a funnel to pour mine into an old squeeze-type ketchup bottle for ease of use, but a jar or snap-top container will do just fine.
1 1/2 cups
24 servings each with: 6 calories; trace fat (3.5% calories from fat); trace protein; 2 grams carbohydrate; trace dietary fiber; 2 grams net carbs
From Dana’s upcoming cookbook 500 Keto Recipes, coming this autumn from Fair Winds Press Copyright 2017