Oriental Sweet and Sour Sauce

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is from the Joy of Cooking. I put this over my recipe for Hawaiian Meatballs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together paste ingredients and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy pan.
  3. Add chicken broth, diced green pepper, and pineapple.
  4. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cornstarch paste and the finishing sauce ingredients.
  5. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
Most Helpful

This was really good, and authentic tasting, without to much hassle. The thickness was right on and the flavor was outstanding. I also used red peppers, and the flavoring was subtle, which was OK by me! I served this with Hawaiian Meatballs and it was perfect! I'll make this again; thanks for sharing, Lavender Lynn.

alligirl August 24, 2009

Delicious sauce! Made Hawaiian Meatballs to go along with it :) My DH had 2 helpings of them both. He loved it and so did I. I had to sub a red bell pepper for the green pepper cause that is what I had on hand. I don't think it mattered cause the sauce was still delicious. I tagged this for the Feburary 2008 Chinese/Vietnamese New Year Tag Game. Thanks Lavender Lynn for sharing the recipe :)

Marsha D. February 13, 2008

I made as directed and the sauce was fabulous. I think it would have been better with a red pepper instead of a green but still a 5

Nyteglori January 20, 2013