Both of my kids like ketchup, much to my dismay. So, I decided to make some ketchup-style sauce that I could feel good about serving, and that if I want I could have too! I just don't care for the Walden Farms version (of most products), and I definitely do not serve it to my kids.
This was very easy to prepare, and the kids are really enjoying this sugar-free dipping sauce! Obviously, keep in mind that tomatoes are restricted veggies.
Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup
1 24oz box chopped tomatoes (I used Pomi brand)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp. stevia powder (note: this is not if it's stevia extract. if you use extract, add only a dash at a time as it's very sweet)
Throw everything into the blender and puree until well mixed and smooth. Pour into a pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to meduim and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes until reaches desired thickness.
Let cool and pour into a squirt container.