Hot-and-Sour Sauce (Stir Fry)

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

This sauce recipe is enough to coat 3/4 pound beef, chicken, pork, seafood, or tofu plus 1 1/2 pounds chopped vegetables and aromatics such as garlic, ginger and scallions. From Cook's Illustrated.

Top Review by KP in Canada

Jalapenos really make this sauce (I was looking for a way to use up the ones in my garden). The only thing I did differently was to mix 1 tb. of cornstarch with 2 tb. of water, and mix it in with the sauce. Will use this one again!Fabulous and easy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and set aside until needed (Sauce can be prepared a few hours in advance.) Once all ingredients have been stir-fried, add sauce to pan along with any ingredients that have been stir-fried and then removed from pan.
  2. Stir-fry until ingredients are well coated with sauce and sizzling hot, about 1 minute.

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