pepperoni sauce recipe

Pepperoni Sauce

This sauce always makes me giggle~it really does and I am actually laughing as I am typing (ha~ha~ha~ha~ha) Why you ask (well maybe you could care less and for that I understand but I will indulge my ridicules story…)  Growing up I always watched the cute (but kind of dumb movie) Seems Like Old Times~I know you all remember with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn…well I was young and all they talked about was pepperoni sauce.  OMG the pepperoni sauce this and pepperoni sauce that…I had no idea what it was but I knew that pepperoni sauce was the key to solving the world’s problems.  We move forward to the new cooking competition shows on tv and sure enough what put the winner over the top…pepperoni sauce! So now older and hopefully wiser I was going to fix the world and make it myself.  I am so glad I did (I am sure you remember where you were when I did and if not let me remind you ….remember when we balanced the country’s budget..(JK HA HA)  so I was dreaming but I did create perfection! Awe…Enjoy!!!

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Pepperoni Sauce
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  • 1/3 cup ghee
  • 1 medium yellow onion~diced
  • 6 garlic cloves~minced
  • 1-1/4 to about 1-1/2 lb pepperoni (diced/chopped)
  • 1 tsp tsp toasted fennel
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 (14.5oz) can of plum tomatoes/crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups of homemade chicken stock


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat I toast the fennel seeds for about 5 minutes (at best) stirring constantly!!! or they burn and that sucks~so don’t burn them. 
  2. Add the ghee and onions and I saute until golden brown (about 15 minutes~ish) toss in your garlic and let get happy with onions for a few minutes. 
  3. Finally add the rest of your ingredients, bring to a boil and then turn down to a gentle simmer and let cook about 1-1/2 to 2 hours stirring occasionally. 
  4. When you are happy (meaning taste and season with salt and pepper) turn off and let cool. 
  5. Working in a couple of batches I pulse the pepperoni mixture in a food processor. 
  6. Serve as a dipping sauce, with chicken anything whatever you want It freezes well, so this will make 2 batches for sure (maybe even 3 )


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