Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
This is an simple yet delicious sauce that will go well with many different things, you may omit the pineapple tidbits if desired, and if you are not a lover of garlic you may omit that too ----this sauce goes well with my Kittencal's Chinese Chicken Balls With Sweet and Sour Sauce
Top Review by Chef Steelerfanatics girl
I tried this recipe for a chinese birthday party i was throwing. Everyone loved it. They didn't think it tasted like sweet and sour sauce they have had before but they really liked it anyways. I'm not sure if i used exact measurements or not so maybe that had a little to do with it. The second day, it tasted really pineapple-ly to me. Next time i will only use a very little of the actual pineapple peices in mine...but i will try this recipe again. Like I said, it was a BIG hit at the party.
- 2 (14 ounce) cans pineapple tidbits (drained and reserve the juice from both cans)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves (minced, or to taste)
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄3 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- black pepper (to taste) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Drain both cans of pineapple over a bowl.
- Add/whisk in cornstarch until smooth and combined (no need to measure out the juice) set aside.
- In a small saucepan heat oil over medium-low heat; add in garlic and a small pinch cayenne pepper; stir for 2 minutes.
- Add in ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce; cook stirring until simmering.
- Add in the juice/cornstarch mixture; bring to a boil, stirring or whisking constantly until thickened.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Mix in the pineapple tidbits.
- Season with black pepper to taste if desired.