Crockpot Ketchup (Easiest recipe ever!)

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crockpot ketchup

I’ve never ventured into the homemade ketchup business. Honestly, I’ve been a little scared that my kids wouldn’t like it. I buy organic Heinz ketchup at Costco, and that’s been just fine until now. This amazing sauce is like a cross between ketchup and BBQ sauce–tangy, but not too tangy. Sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect, really. It’s so simple, you literally throw everything into the crockpot and fuh-get about it! I have officially been converted to homemade ketchup! 
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Crockpot Ketchup (Easiest recipe ever!)
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The easiest recipe ever--you'll never need store-bought again!
Serves: 2 large jars
  • 2 lbs tomatoes (skins on)
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp celery salt
  • ⅛ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 TBSP tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  1. Put everything into the crockpot and stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours (the longer, the better).
  3. Once done, remove bay leaves and blend together with an immersion blender and desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Pour into airtight container and refrigerate, it should last for a few weeks!
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  1. Gina Walker says

    I’m interested in trying this Shanti but need to make a substitution for the coconut sugar. It is as sweet as brown or white sugar, or what about honey?

    • Faye Flatt says

      Ketchup freezes well but does dry out a little similar to soup. If the water separates, just give it a good shake after it thaws and before you use it :)

  2. Wendy says

    Have you tried canning this? I don’t think my family would use it fast enough – I would love to make my own – but I would need to can in at least 1/2 pint small jars. Thanks.

  3. Jamie says

    I bought a huge can of tomato paste in hopes to make ketchup, soup, sauce, etc… how would I adjust the recipe from tomatoes to paste? TIA!

  4. Margo says

    Hi there. I tried this and it turned out really watery. I ended up adding some tomato paste to get it to thicken, but it took away from some of the flavor & spice. Do you have any tips to avoid that in the future? I did use a regular blender because I don’t have an immersion blender…do you think I could have blended it too hard?

  5. Rahima Sage says

    I did 3lbs of tomato and adjusted the recipe. After cooking it on high for 5 ish hours I took out a jar of ketchup. It tasted a little sweet, but it was hot. I realized we don’t really use ketchup to much so I wanted some BBQ sauce. So I added hickory flavor (2 TS), Tamari, (4 TS) Worcestershire sauce (4 TS) and cayenne. Cooked it on low over night for 8 hours, I just added sauteed chopped onion and another TS of hickory flavor and it is on low now for maybe an hour. Next time I will add the onions earlier along with the hickory flavor. I am going to leave it chunky.
    All to say, if you want less ketchup and you play around with the recipe, you can get BBQ sauces at the same time.

    • Rahima Sage says

      Ok… it is really good. Both the ketchup and the BBQ. I pulled out the bay leaves. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  6. Melissa says

    Also…I can’t find coconut sugar and I was reading the comments about using honey in place of the coconut sugar. Since honey is already one of the ingredients, how much more honey would you use?


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