Let's Take a Look at Some Savory Sugar-free Ketchup Recipes

This is an era of sugar-free foods. Besides the main course, it would be better if the accompaniments were to be sugar-free as well. This Buzzle post has some easy recipes to make sugar-free ketchup.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, scrambled eggs, and meatloaf are all incomplete without ketchup. Ketchup is an inseparable condiment in every kitchen. Sugar-free foods are becoming increasingly popular of late. Not only diabetics, but even the health-conscious lot, are preferring sugar-free diets. Many other items or ingredients can be used instead of sugar like honey, fructose, molasses, and cane sugar. However, people trying to lose weight cannot have sugar or other natural sweeteners; instead, they can have artificial sweeteners. Let's take a look at some sugar-free ketchup recipes.

Heirloom Tomato Recipe

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cups chopped onion (1 medium)
  • ¼ teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon artificial sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Procedure

Tie mustard seeds, peppercorn, and allspice in a double layer cheese cloth. This tied cheese cloth bag is also called bouquet garni. Chop garlic and let it stand for 10 min. Mix the bouquet garni, garlic, tomatoes, onion, and red bell pepper in vinegar and place this mixture in oven to boil. Simmer the mixture for 25-20 min. After this mixture cools, it is blended in a mixer until it becomes smooth. Sieve the mixture and place it in a pan. Add sugar and salt to the pan and boil the mixture, reducing it to 1 cup.

Homemade Sugar-free Ketchup

Ingredients
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (sugar-free)
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Procedure

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic and shallots to it, and saute. Add honey, diced tomatoes, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon, salt, and pepper to the pan and boil. Simmer the mixture for 30 min and blend it in the food processor or mash it, after it has cooled a bit.

Sugar-free Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind puree
  • Water
  • Chili powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Paprika
  • Pepper and salt to taste
Procedure

Cook the onions with a tablespoon of water in a pan. Wait until the onions turn brownish and start caramelizing. Take care that you do not burn the onions. After caramelizing, mix chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, vinegar, and tamarind puree to the pan. Add a pinch of chili powder, cinnamon, and paprika to the mixture. Mix salt and pepper and boil it.

Diabetic Ketchup

Ingredients
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • ½ teaspoon celery
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 8 teaspoons artificial sweetener
Procedure

Mix tomato paste, cinnamon, cloves, vinegar, onion flakes, and pepper in a saucepan. Boil this mixture and simmer it for 30 min. Remove the heat and then add the sweetener. Use this ketchup within a week, as it has a low shelf life.

Healthy Sugar-free ketchup

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces of tomato sauce
  • ½ cup date sauce
  • 2½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
  • 2 pinches of garlic powder
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon water
Procedure

Mix starch and water together until the starch dissolves. In a saucepan, mix tomato sauce, garlic, and vinegar. Pour the starch mixture in the saucepan. Heat it and stir the mixture until it becomes thick. Mix the tomato paste and cook for 20-25 min. Cool and refrigerate the sugar-free ketchup.

Substitute sugared ketchup with any of the above, to maintain your sugar levels in the normal range. Sugar-free foods can also be tasty and yummy!
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