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Walt’s Original Beef jerky is the secret ingredient in this quick tomato sauce recipe. Serve the finished sauce over pasta or rice .

3 to 4 ounces beef jerky
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped green pepper
Pinch of sea salt
2 cloves minced garlic
1 (14.5-ounce) can chopped
1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ cup heavy cream

Cut the jerky into bite-sized pieces using kitchen shears. Place in a bowl with 1 cup of boiling water and set aside.

Add the vegetable oil, onion, bell pepper, and kosher salt to a 12-inch saute pan and turn the heat to medium. Sweat for 4 to 5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.

Add the jerky and the soaking liquid, along with the tomatoes, parsley, and cream, and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly.

Serve with your favorite pasta or rice and enjoy!