Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

When you go to the pantry and discover you're out of or don't have enough balsamic vineger, try this easy substitution. Tastes close enough for when you're in a pinch!


  1. Combine red wine vinegar and sugar.
  2. Equals about 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
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Thank you lifesaver!

KSJ May 05, 2010

Great! Thanks for saving my day and my recipe!

Bonners April 21, 2015

worked well for me. nice and easy. I just may never buy balsamic vinegar again since I can use red wine vinegar easily for either request.

Bake Em N Take Em June 14, 2013