Wow! Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Wow! Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Wow! Sweet and Sour Sauce

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"This is great sauce. Use for dipping or poured over rice and chicken."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Stir water, sugar, ketchup, pineapple, vinegar, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, steak sauce, and hot sauce together in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove 1/2 cup of the sauce to a small bowl; whisk cornstarch into the sauce in the bowl. Bring the sauce in the saucepan to a boil, stir the sauce with the cornstarch into the boiling sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before using.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 05, 2012

This is the sweet and sour recipe that I've been looking for! It really is sweet and sour not just sweet with more sweet. Love it!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2014

Not really all that good. I was looking for an authentic sweet and sour and this one just didn't have the flavor.

 
Jan 10, 2013

Absolutely WOW! We had to make a couple of substitutions so we could use what we had on hand: 1) crushed pineapple instead of tidbits, 2) rice vinegar instead of distilled white, and 3) one little packet of pepper flakes from the local pizza chain store instead of the full teaspoon. We used it as a dipping sauce with pork eggrolls and even tried it on sweet potato fries. The results: this is hands down the BEST sweet and sour sauce we've ever tasted!! This will definitely be our go-to recipe from now on. Thank you for sharing your recipe! :o)

 
Oct 29, 2012

This was very good. My nine year old said it was "spot on"! I left out the pepper flakes and just used the hot sauce.

 
Jan 04, 2013

Wow is right! No more store bought sweet-n-sour sauce for us! This was so good I made another batch so it would be ready for our next stir-fry night! Thanks for a great recipe!

 
Jan 11, 2014

Made this sweet & sour sauce tonight with some chicken and rice and the entire family loved it. Said it was comparable to that of our local Chinese restaurant's homemade sauce. Just a small alteration we made was to use fresh pineapple, rather than the canned (we mashed up the fresh to get some of the juices out, then tossed it all in). Also, since my daughters are 4 and 5 yrs old, they have no tolerance for anything remotely spicy, so we left out the red pepper flakes...but somehow were able to sneak the dash of hot pepper sauce by them :) Oh, also, for our family we cut this recipe in half and still had a good amount leftover!

 
Jun 20, 2013

Awesome sauce! I followed the recommendations of other reviewers, and cut the sugar to just a bit more than a cup, maybe a "heaping" cup. Only a pinch of red pepper flakes, too. We will DEFINITELY use this recipe again! Great recipe!

 
Mar 05, 2014

My family is in LOVE with this sauce! Omitted the pepper flakes, used Worcestershire in place of steak sauce and used crushed pineapple in place of tidbits. They like it better than takeout! Thank you Nana! 10 stars for this dipping nectar!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 649 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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