Jennifer Causey
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Turn plain chicken breasts, hamburger steaks, or leftover pot roast into a surefire family favorite with this speedy recipe. Just ladle some warm sauce over the protein for a dish that tastes like pepperoni pizza. It’s also great as a dip for homemade chicken fingers, grilled cheese sandwiches, or roasted zucchini wedges. A wee touch of sugar balances all the flavors; don’t be tempted to leave it out.

How to Make It

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add dried oregano, crushed red pepper, chopped pepperoni slices, and minced garlic cloves; sauté 2 minutes. Add can unsalted tomato sauce, kosher salt, and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.

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