Recipes using Balanced Bites spices Recipes using Balanced Bites spices


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Servings: ~2 cups

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!


  • 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.