Hi everyone! With the recent Leamington, Ontario Heinz closure some residents are wishing to show their solidarity but refusing to buy Heinz products. This of course means the beloved Heinz Ketchup we have all grown to have a slight addiction to since birth.
Here is a great substitute that you can not only love and enjoy for it’s lack of Heinz labelling but also because it is healthier for you and comes in under the cost of a bottle of the red stuff, so budgets are also cuddled!
Originally from the book Chloe’s Kitchen – Chloe Coscarelli (italics are my additions)
This ketchup is sweetened naturally with agave, reducing the processed sugar that is originally found in catsup. It will keep in your fridge for a week and is best served after a four hour chill session. So try to make it ahead for the week if you can!
1 cup tomato puree
1/4 cup agave
1 clove garlic, pressed (I 1/4 tsp garlic powder as a sub to save time)
2 tablespoons, plus 2 tablespoons white of apple cider vinegar (I used two tablespoons of each so as not to have too sweet of a ketchup, feel free to use white for both portions if you aren’t a sweeter tom fan)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) sweeter!
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) hotter!
In a medium pot, combine tomato puree, agave, garlic, 2 tablespoons vinegar, salt, onion powder, cinnamon and cayenne (if adding) and bring to boil. Simmer on low for 30 minutes or until mixture has thickened. Whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cool and chill in fridge. Serve in a small dish or dispense from a squeeze bottle.
Enjoy everyone and like I said, even if you are not boycotting, this recipe will help your health and your wallet!
And have fun experimenting! Add a bit more garlic? The cayenne? Or another favourite seasoning! Make it YOUR ketchup!