SUGAR FREE KETCHUP RECIPE | LOW CARB

Low Carb Homemade Sugar free ketchup recipe. A delicious and easy clean food recipes to enjoy some healthy tomato sauce with your low carb french fries.

This recipe post is not only about sharing a new recipe but also to confess my ketchup addiction. Well, yes I have to admit that even if I ‘eat clean’ most of the time I very addicted to the red sauce with my grilled meat or even as an appetizer to dip some cucumber slices. I know it is bad for someone who had diabetes to eat ketchup. But I have to confess that I am very in love with Watties Ketchup since I arrived in New Zealand and it is the only ‘unhealthy’ ingredient I keep buying for myself the past 2 years. I know it contains as much sugar as some biscuits or candies but well, I convinced myself that one tablespoon a ketchup from day to day will not kill me right? And yes, it did not. But now that I am a mum and that my 2 years old girl is copying each of  my move I begin to be more concious about everything I do specially my eating habits. She started to love ketchup too and even if I am not giving her more than a tablespoon from time to time, I thought it was a bit wrong to not giving her candies but still ketchup. But do you how much teaspoon of sugar there is in ketchup? When you read the nutrition panel of any ketchup brand you can read that there is about 1 teaspoon of sugar for each tablespoon of ketchup that you eat .

LOW CARB SUGAR FREE KETCHUP RECIPE

ketchup nutrition label
As I did not want to spend hours in the kitchen and as it is winter it is probably not the right time to buy fresh tomatoes. They cost a arm and does not taste very good right now. So instead I bought good quality – organic- tomato puree and tomoto paste with no added salt at the store. I double check the ingredient list to make sure it was 99% tomatoes inside and no nasties added or there is no point to make homemade ketchup. So this is all you need to start this recipe.
As it was my first time making home made ketchup I inspired myself by this recipe ketchup sugar free mom from sugar free mom. I actually love lots of her recipes. Her sugar free ketchup recipe is quite different as she is using honey but it sounds delicious too and it is probably a good alternative for those who do not like stevia. If you want to try honey in my recipe, I would recommend to use 4 tablespoon of honey instead of the 2 tablspoon of stevia powder and then to adjust to taste. I will probably give it a try for my next sugar free ketchup batch. It did not take too long to make this recipe as it only required to chop some onions and garlic and about 15 minutes of cooking time.
The most time consuming for this recipe was probably to clean my hands each minutes while trying to capture mouthwatering picture for the blog. Ahah well, at least it means it was too good to wait lunch time to be enjoyed.
The colour is slightly lighter than the store bought ketchup but the taste is very similar to me. I simply love it and I can’t wait for my girl to come back from day care to try this amazing recipe. Hopefully she will love it too. This is a very simple ketchup recipe that makes about 300g of ketchup.
Sugar Free Ketchup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Sugar free ketchup sweetened with stevia, lower carbs no added sugar perfect for diabetic
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 portions
Calories: 17 kcal
Author: Carine
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree – preferably organic 150g, no nasties added
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste – no added salt and preferably organic 140g, no nasties added
  • 3 small brown onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon organic natvia
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan under medium heat warm the olive oil.
  2. Add the finely chopped onions, garlic and paprika.
  3. Fry until the onions gets softer and well coated by the ground roasted paprika. It could take 3-4 minutes.
  4. Reduce to low heat and stir in the tomato paste and apple cider vinegar. Simmer for 1-2 minutes while constantly stirring with a spoon or spatula .
  5. Stir in the tomato puree, natvia and dried oregano.
  6. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 2 more minutes until the liquid thicken.
  7. Adjust with salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Remove from heat and using an immersion mixer blend until smooth.
  9. Store in the fridge up to 1 week in a glass mason jar or airtight container.

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