I have become an advocate of whole foods. One day I will experience the amazing health benefits that my husband has experienced through our diet change in the past year. I have always thought we were eating well, but this past year has been an amazing journey.
I am excited to share some recipes and from time to time I will add bits and pieces of our story along with the recipes. If your family enjoys ketchup – this is a MUST TRY. It is so good, and without High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural Flavours (what are they anyway) and mass manufacturing, this is good for you as well.
Healthy Homemade Crock Pot Ketchup/BBQ Sauce (NO PROCESSED WHITE SUGAR)
This recipe is absolutely delicious and tastes even better than processed Ketchup.
I emptied a bottle of ketchup, used a funnel to fill a bottle with my ketchup, then used the balance in the crock pot to make healthy BBQ sauce.
1 (28 oz) can organic tomato puree (I try to by Eden brand for canned – it is BPA free)
2 small cans organic tomato paste
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (use good quality such as Braggs)
3 tablespoons raw, organic honey
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into medium sized crock pot. Stir well. Cover and turn on high for 2 – 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and puree with an immersion blender, or use a food processor to blend until smooth. Cook in crock pot for another ½ hour or so, until thick in consistency.
Cool and transfer to storage container, leaving about 1 – 1 ½ cups in the crock pot.
Healthy Homemade BBQ Sauce
Remaining ketchup in crock pot (1 – 1 ½ cups)
1 can organic tomato paste
1 cup organic apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons organic molasses
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons, dry yellow mustard
¼ teaspoon cayenne papper
Ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chili powder
Place all ingredients in crock pot, stir well. Cover and cook on high for about 1 hour. Stir well, adjust taste as needed. Cook for another ½ to 1 hour with lid off until sauce thickens.
Pour into storage container. The best BBQ Sauce you have ever had and it is all healthy!
Susan Hawke is a Sales Representative with Remax Sault Ste Marie Brokerage Inc. One of her many interests in life is eating clean, developing and sharing recipes. You can follow her recipe club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143031055882563/ and connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org