Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
My most favorite Sweet and Sour Sauce. I often add pineapple, sliced green pepper and maraschino cherries. You can use it as a dipping sauce or add it to cooked meat or poultry.
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3⁄4 cup pineapple juice (I use pineapple juice) or 3⁄4 cup water (I use pineapple juice)
- 2 teaspoons oil
- Mix juice and cornstarch.
- Heat oil in a small saucepan and add remaining ingredients and cornstarch mixture.
- Cook over medium to medium high heat, stirring until sauce thickens.
Wow! I am no longer purchasing prepared sweet & sour sauce now that I have found this recipe. The taste is exactly like what I am buying in a jar and it is less expensive! I used it over stir fried veggies & rice and it was terrific. Also, I used the pineapple juice option.
Lorac I hope you don't mind but I took 2 liberties with this recipe. Firstly I used Canned Plum Juice (Italian Prune) and I added 4 drops of hot sauce. On the recipe you gave the option of using Pineaple juice or water but I had the plum juice - really wonderful. The consistency is perfect. Your instructions clear & straightforward. Just the right tang for the sweet & Sour flavor. I had left over cooked chicken, made this sauce and heated the chicken in it. served with Chinese fried rice Thanks Lorac for aquick easy recipe that I shall use again (next time I will try pineapple juice.
I was making egg rolls and discovered I was out of sweet and sour sauce. Glad I found this recipe - my husband absolutely loves it!