Homemade Ketchup (V/GF)

I’ve always loved ketchup. Fries just aren’t the same without it! However, store-bought brands have a ridiculous amount of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients. My Homemade Ketchup on the other hand is free from all of that!

There’s a couple key ingredients in this recipe: ginger and balsamic. These two ingredients really make the ketchup go above and beyond in flavor! It’s also made with fresh tomatoes which makes a huge difference! The ketchup is pure and sharp in flavor. It’s exactly what you need with your next veggie burger and fries!

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Homemade Ketchup (V/GF)

Forget store-bought ketchup! You'll never go back to it once you try this homemade ketchup. Store-bought ketchup has a ridiculous amount of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients. This homemade ketchup on the other hand is free from all of that and it's so easy to make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Bunny


  • 3 lbs fresh ripe tomatoes , chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium-size pot.

  2. Place the pot over medium-high heat and let the ingredients cook until they are soft and broken down, about 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  3. Once tomatoes are broken down, turn off the heat and let the ingredients cool down completely.

  4. Now put all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend till you get a smooth puree.

  5. Return purée to the stove and cook over medium heat.

  6. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low. Let simmer and stir occasionally for about 45 minutes. The puree will thicken and slowly turn into a ketchup-like consistency.

  7. When it gets to your preferred consistency, turn off the heat and let chill to room temperature.

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

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