Jake is on an all potato chip and french fry diet at the moment and it is driving me crazy. I can't get him to eat anything else. Fortunately, he will dip his fries in ketchup. But, commercial brands (especially those with high fructose corn syrup) seem to bring on undesirable behaviors. So, I made my own ketchup and added some hemp protein powder for a nutritional boost.
2 - 8 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 - 6 oz can of tomato paste
1/4 cup sugar (heaping)
1 tsp salt
2 TBS vinegar
2 TBS hemp protein powder
Combine ingredients in saucepan and warm over medium heat. Stir until smooth. If texture sensitivities are a problem in your house, try running the mixture in a blender or food processor to get it really smooth.
1. Onion powder would be a nice addition to this recipe, but I didn't have any on hand when I made this.
2. I used Del Monte Organic brand sauce and paste for this recipe. They are now labeled gluten-free.