Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sugar Free Sweet Fire Ketchup

A nice balance of sweet and heat!
by Kay Curtiss

A few years ago, I tried making my own homemade sugar free ketchup.  It didn't turn out the way I hoped, and my husband never really liked it.  My friend, Cindy Suelzle, made her own Best Ever Ketchup, using ***Thrive Tomato Powder (#22237) as the base and really raved about how good it turned out on her Thrive Blog.  I wanted to try it, but was a little nervous after my previous not so good experiments.  Click here to download Cindy's Ketchup Recipe, if you want to try it.

I'm on a new quest to greatly reduce the sugar in my life, as I continue to cook more nutritious meals with Thrive and lose some weight too.  SO, I made another attempt at making a SUGAR FREE KETCHUP using Thrive.  I used Cindy's recipe as a base and then did my own tweaks to make it sugar free and kick it up.  The result?  My husband said it was the best I've made and he really liked it! WhooHoo -- Success!  I really liked it too.

So here's my recipe for Thrivin' Sugar Free Sweet Fire Ketchup!


1 cup THRIVE Tomato Powder (#22237)
3 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup Stevia Sweet Blend** or other sugar free equivalent
1/2 cup Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
2 T THRIVE FD Chopped Onion (#22227)
2 Tablespoons THRIVE FD Celery (#22223)
1/2 teaspoon THRIVE Salt (#22668)
1/2 teaspoon THRIVE Chef's Choice Seasoning (#23628)
1/4 teaspoon THRIVE Peppercorn Blend (#23629)
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, optional (but it makes the Fire)
1/2 teaspoon Minced Garlic or Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon THRIVE Baking Soda (#22661)
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/8 teaspoon Allspice, ground or powdered
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

In a medium sized pot combine all the ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring frequently till ketchup reaches the perfect consistency for you. Blend until smooth if FD onions & celery too chunky for you.

Pour into glass jars, cool and refrigerate.
Yields 2 pint jars.
Serving Size:  1 Tablespoon

**Stevia Sweet Blend:
1 cup GMO-free Erythritol
1 teaspoon Organic Pure Stevia

***Thrive Tomato Powder is one of my favorite products.  You can Substitute THRIVE Tomato Powder in any dish that calls for tomato paste or sauce. It's perfect for stews, soups, Italian sauces, casseroles or pasta.

Preparation Instructions Mix THRIVE Tomato Powder into water until smooth to create tomato paste, sauce, or juice using the ratios below.

Ratio Powder + Water      Yield
1:2      ½ c.   +   1 c. = 1 ½ c. paste
1:4      ½ c.   +   2 c. = 2 ½ c. sauce
1:6      ¼ c.   +   1 ½ c. = 1 ¾ c. juice

1 comment:

  1. this looks wonderful Kay. Can't wait to try it.
    What is Erythritol?
    Cindy Suelzle