I posted this in phase 1 (as I'm still only half way to P2) but it was suggested that I post it here too:
I'm a ketchup fiend and hate to spend so much money on sugar-free ketchup in the store so I made my own just from things in the cupboard. I was highly skeptical that it could taste even remotely decent but it turned out QUITE nice and I use it on everything that I would normally have put regular ketchup on.
I used a small tin of tomato paste then used the can to measure 1 full can of white vinegar and 1/4 can of water. Then I mixed in about 3 dashes of Worcestershire, 2 pinches of dried clove (powder), fresh ground pepper to taste, one dash of balsamic vinegar, 3 packets of Sugar Twin and 2 shakes of dried onion powder. I mixed it and stored it in the fridge over night before tasting it and what a surprise to find that it tastes good and quite like the store bought counterpart. My son tried it and said "not bad". Now I can make so much more things since I have a SB compatible ketchup (that I don't have to pay the high price for). My first use was on my omlet in the morning and it was lovely. Then I used it as a BBQ sauce on pork tenderloin. Tonight I had it on a bun-less hamburger with all the fixins (GREAT!) and tomorrow I will use it to make a shrimp coctail sauce using horse radish.
BARB (southern Ontario, CANADA)
S.D. April 17, 2009
S.W. 257.5 lbs
C.W. 256.0 lbs
G.W. 140.0 lbs