This is a great recipe, I have made it in the past but made it again yesterday. Forgot something. Always taste the tomato paste!! I got some name brand paste and this "batch" is very bitter. Tomato pastes and sauces should pass the taste test prior to using, if too sour, add sweetner, too sweet, add lemon juice, too bitter, toss it!!! Also if too spicy add tomato sauce, too bland, add more spices. Don't always blame the recipe, ingredients are not always consistent.