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Robyn Lane

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We’re going through a national ketchup shortage thanks to the pandemic.  Because so many restaurants are now doing more to-go orders, they’re going through boatloads of ketchup. You know how supply and demand works, prices are up 13% in 14 months.

We’re also buying more bottles of ketchup since the pandemic started. In 2020, there were more than $1 billion in ketchup sales in the U.S. , that’s 15% higher than 2019.

Instead of paying more for such a common condiment, make it at home! It’s easier than you think. Follow the recipe below and see how much better homemade ketchup is.



1-6 oz can tomato paste.

1/4 c. raw honey

1/2 c white vinegar

1/4 c water

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. onion powder


Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl except for the water and mix until you get a smooth consistency.  Add the water a little at a time and stir until you get your desired consistency.

I also have a recipe for stovetop homemade ketchup, but it’s a lot more work.