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Homemade Ketchup Recipe – *21DSD, no sweetener-added

Posted By Charissa Talbot On August 19, 2013 @ 9:31 PM In 21-Day Sugar Detox,Easy Recipes,paleo recipe,Sauces | 36 Comments

This recipe is from my new book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox

I know that ketchup is one of those condiments that is an all-time favorite for most of us, and rightfully so! This tangy tomato topper features a concentrated sweet and savory taste. The problem is, all ketchup you find that’s made commercially has added sweetener, and that’s a no-go on The 21-Day Sugar Detox. I wanted to give everyone on the 21DSD program – as well as anyone interested in healthier condiments that are real-food based and Paleo friendly – a great option. Not only is this Paleo ketchup recipe sugar and sweetener-free, but it’s super simple to make since it’s a slow-cooker recipe. Enjoy!

homemade ketchup

grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • egg-free • nut-free • sweetener-free • 21DSD

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
YIELD: ~ 2 cups
NUTRITION INFO: coming soon


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 green/granny smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 oz tomato paste


  • Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and stir to combine. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 4 hours.
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then place into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth.
    Note: When blending or processing warm foods, do not over-fill the container as the heat will cause the contents to expand and they may splatter out.
  • Once blended, place the ketchup into glass containers and allow it to come to room temperature before refrigerating.
  • The ketchup should last for several weeks or more in the refrigerator. If you notice a change in color, smell, or any mold growth, toss it and make new batch.
  • The texture is very much like store-bought ketchups and you’ll find a little bit of separation when it sits for a while, so a shake or a stir in the jar will combine it back together perfectly.

Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on The 21-Day Sugar Detox (Click for the online version of The 21-Day Sugar Detox program).

Special thanks to Tonja of Flame to Fork for helping me to develop this recipe!

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