George Stella's cookbook, Eating Stella Style, is full of delicious looking snacks and side dishes designed to make a low carb eating lifestyle both healthy and, for me, tolerable. Since I'm going to make an Eating Stella Style meatloaf for dinner tonight (which I'll post tomorrow), I prepared George's "Quick and Easy Ketchup" this morning. The taste is outrageously close to bottled catsup but without all the sugars and salt. And it's so easy to make I may never buy a bottle of catsup again.
Here's George's recipe. My notes are below. You may want to read them before making this.
8 ounces tomato sauce (check the label for added sugars. Bad!) 6 ounces tomato paste (ditto on the sugar) 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1/4 cup Splenda granular(see my note)
Whisk all ingredients together until fully incorporated. Adjust vinegar and Splenda to taste. George says this will keep in the fridge, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
Notes: 1/4 cup Splenda!!!!???? George, what were you thinking? I used 1 heaping teaspoon and it was more than enough.