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Copycat Heinz Ketchup

Now that ketchup is in short supply, you can relax. Make it yourself! This is so close to Heinz, you're going to amazed. And it's super cheap to make yourself. You can relax and stop worrying that with replenished supplies someday in the future, we'll be handed super inflated prices, too. How high will the price go on Heinz Ketchup? Who knows, and quite frankly, who cares? Not you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 tablespoons
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Inspired by Top Secret Recipes
Cost: $.70


  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • ½ cup light corn syrup like Karo
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tspn salt
  • ¼ tspn onion powder
  • tspn garlic powder


  • Into a medium sauce pan set over medium heat, pour all of the ingredients.
  • Stir or whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated and the mixture looks smooth.
  • Once the ketchup comes to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes (be careful to not let it burn).
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Cover and allow to cool. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.


  1. Store in a recycled Ketchup bottle or other covered containers
  2. My cost to make this recipe, using store-brand tomato paste about $.70. An equal amount of Heinz Ketchup, at about $.15 per oz at my supermarket, works out to $3.59 for the same amount—more than 5x this homemade version. Wow! What a savings. 
  3. Non-Fructose Version: Substitute blue agave sweetener for the Karo light corn syrup in the foregoing recipe. Everything else remains the same. 


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg