This recipe is adapted from a copycat recipe I found. It tastes delicious and store-bought. The original recipe called for corn syrup which I'm sure caused the consistency to be similar to the popular brands, but I've found that we're quite happy using sugar. We also use sea salt and add a bit more water than the original recipe
Just Like Store-Bought Ketchup
2 6 oz. cans tomato paste
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water - you can add more for a thinner consistency
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Whisk until smooth. Put pan on medium heat and stir occasionally. When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and lower burner to simmer. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. If a thicker consistency is desired, simmer for additional time. Remove pan from heat and cool. Once cool, transfer to a container and refrigerate.
I think you will be very satisfied with this recipe. I know my family likes it.