A tablespoon of Heinz Ketchup weighs in at a hefty 5 carbs. If you are on a strict Low-Carb diet, the additional 5 carbs can make a big difference. And I don’t know about you, but 1 tablespoon only gets me started!
Making your own ketchup is easy and the fact that there is no-sugar in it means you can indulge a bit more. Ketchup is an acquired taste and though this might not be a Heinz clone, you can adjust the amounts of spices and vinegar until you are happy with the results.
The following recipe ends up with a net carb count of 1 gram per 1 tablespoon ketchup.
I love to dip my chicken nuggets into a small bowl of this fabulous tasting ketchup, knowing I am still sticking to my Keto eating plan.
Keto Low-Carb Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe
- 6 oz Tomato paste (one small can)
- 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
- 1 Small onion (minced)
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Erythritol (powdered)
- 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- 1/8 tsp Ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp Mustard powder
- Add tomato paste, water, sweetener and spices to a small saucepan and whisk until smooth. Mix in the minced onion and garlic'
- Simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes and until the ketchup thickens, stirring every few minutes. Use a splatter cover to keep your stove top clean.
- Taste and adjust seasonings. Add extra sweetener, salt or vinegar if necessary.
- Cover pot and let cool.
- Puree the ketchup in a high-power blender for a minute until smooth. I've also used an immersion blender ... just blend for a minute longer.
- Store in a glass jar, or a recycled ketchup bottle in your refrigerator. It will last a month or so.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own … here’s an alternative: