I didn't have stewed tomatoes, so I used sauce. It was pretty bland and not really very appetizing. My 4 year old wouldn't touch it, my almost 2 year old (who eats everything) ate a few bites and said "DUCK", her way of saying "yuck". She has never before said that in reference to any food! My husband finished his plate but said to throw out the recipe! I didn't think it was terrible but I wouldn't make it again.