Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Homemade Ketchup Recipe.

When it comes to eating healthier or stock piling food away for future use ketchup is one of those foods you can never have enough of. My wife and myself put ketchup on most of our foods, the issue is that most commercial ketchup’s that you purchase at the store is loaded with sugars and other ingredients that are not good for your health.

Taking ketchup out of our diet is not an option my wife or I are about to do. In order to still keep ketchup on the menu we had to come up with an alternative that was healthier for us and that was to make our own. I started looking online and doing some trial and error ideas that sounded good I finally came up with a recipe that taste and looks like store bought ketchup. The items are store bought or taken from your pantry but overall it is much healthier than the ketchup in the bottle.


7 oz pure tomato paste

2 tbsp raw honey

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp onion granules

1/8 tsp ground cloves

2 tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup of water


Total Prep Time: 5 – 10 minuets

Mix together by hand all the ingredients but not the water yet in a large bowl. After everything is mixed slowly add was until you reach a happy consistency. Refrigerate after mixing and keep refrigerated.


I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson