BBQ season is here! There are some of you who grill all year round, but for some of us, Memorial Day seems to be kick-off day to start up our grills. Today I will share with you some quick, easy, healthy and organic recipes to help make your burger better, by making over some of our favorite condiments, without the additions of soy, sugars, preservatives, additives and GMOs.
Make sure you are buying the best hot dogs (nitrite and nitrate free) and quality ground beef, which will be grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic free. Grass-fed beef is better, not just for our health but for our environment.
Now let’s make our burger better by making a few homemade, healthy versions of our favorite store bought condiments. You will never go back to store bought after trying these deliciously, easy and good for you, homemade versions.
Quick Organic Ketchup Recipe
6 ounces organic tomato paste
1/4 cup raw organic honey
1/2 cup organic white vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 cup spring water (more or less for consistency you desire)
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon organic garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon organic onion powder
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes; stirring frequently. Remove from heat, cool at room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Organic Mustard Recipe
1/4 cup dried organic mustard powder
3/4 cup sping water
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. organic distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. arrowroot powder
1 tsp. fine sea salt
1/2 tsp. organic turmeric
1/8 tsp. organic garlic powder
1/8 tsp. organic paprika
Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk the mixture until it’s smooth over medium heat, bringing to a low boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low after the mustard comes to a boil, simmering for -about five minutes and stirring often. Remove the mustard from heat and place it in a covered container in the refrigerator for several hours until fully cooled (it will thicken as it cools)
Organic Mayonnaise Recipe
4 egg yolks at room temperature
1 TBSP lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1 Tsp regular or Dijon mustard (or ½ tsp dried mustard)
Salt and pepper
2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup coconut oil (warm) or other healthy oil (macadamia works well)
Put egg yolks into blender or bowl and whisk/blend until smooth. Add lemon juice or vinegar, mustard and spices and blend until mixed. SLOWLY add oil while blending or whisking at low speed, starting with olive oil. Start with a drop at a time until it starts to emulsify and then keep adding slowly until all oil is incorporated. Store in fridge up to 1 week.
Enjoy Your Memorial Day!