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Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

I need a recipe for sweet and sour sauce.



Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

This one looks pretty good.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 small can pineapple juice (or juice from a 15-1/4 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained)

  • 1/4 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup vinegar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (or less)

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Mix all together and cook over medium heat until thickened. May be prepared in microwave in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave about 4-1/2 minutes on high or until thick, stirring every minute.

My family loves this sweet and sour recipe. It might be possible to adapt it by substituting cherry juice for part of the pineapple juice. We like it with chicken nuggets, or the meatballs from Sam's Club. When I make the meatballs, I open a can of pineapple chunks, drain the juice to make the sauce, and then add the chunks to the sauce after it thickens. It's really good served over rice. (04/28/2004)

By Joe

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

A very simple, but tasty sweet and sour sauce is to combine one bottle of chili sauce to 1 small jar of grape jelly. Heat over medium low heat until melted and use as desired. (04/28/2004)


By Sandi

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

I just received this recipe from a friend. I didn't try it, but it is a recipe from Emeril Lagasse.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool.

Makes about 1-1/2 cups (4 servings).


By "Mike"

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Take one jar pineapple/apricot preserves and mix with white vinegar, just slightly to taste. Mix in a blender so preserves aren't chunky anymore. That's it. If you can't find combined preserves, just get apricot and pineapple and blend them 1/2 and 1/2. Otherwise just apricot with the vinegar. (05/01/2004)


By galthomas

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

  • 1 large can of pineapple juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. salt

Put corn starch into a bowl and add about 3/4 cup of water and stir until it is well-mixed and smooth. Set to the side.

Pour pineapple juice into a large sauce pan and heat. While heating, pour in vinegar, sugar, salt and just a tad bit of garlic powder. Continue heating, stirring constantly. Once it reaches a light boil, stir cornstarch and water mixture in the bowl again to remix the starch that has settled to the bottom. Pour this mixture into your sauce and continue stirring over medium low heat until it thickens and starts to look clearer. It won't be completely clear, because of the pineapple juice. If you want, you can add red food coloring to give it that nice dark pink color of sauces found in most Chinese restaurants.


This makes a very large batch of sauce, but the beautiful thing about it is, it can be put into small Ziplock bags and frozen for future use. It makes a wonderful glaze for baked or grilled chicken, is great with just about any kind of vegetables and meat over rice and such. This is just a really good, all-around sweet and sour sauce.

You can even add a couple of cups of orange juice to the sauce for a different kick, but this will thin the sauce, and may require you to add more corn starch. (08/27/2004)

By LRARPhotographer

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Just made one using the most random recipe (because we had no cornstarch!):

  • sugar
  • vinegar
  • salt
  • tomato ketchup
  • tomato puree
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp gravy granules
  • pineapple juice

Chuck all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring gently to the boil. No real quantities for those ingredients, just try and balance it. We were surprised how nice it turned out. (11/25/2007)


By Laura

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

1/2 cup mustard to 1/4 cup grape jelly. (02/07/2009)

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