Stir in 3 to 6 tablespoons of sugar (I used 5 Tbsp.) Now, you'll want to start on the low side, then taste and add more as needed. The sugar helps to combat the acidity of the tomatoes. Next, add 1 or 2 tablespoons chicken base to the pot. Stir and then add in lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine, then heat almost to a boil. Then turn off the heat.