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Wow! Sweet and Sour Sauce

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"This is great sauce. Use for dipping or poured over rice and chicken."
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30 m servings 274
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 274 calories; 0.3 70.3 1.1 0 649 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

good sauce....very sweet. I would add less sugar next time

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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!

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 li...

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.

A wonderfully delicious sweet and sour sauce!! My variation is slight: I used apple cider vinegar instead of the white vinegar. I omitted the steak sauce and used Worcestershire Sauce instead. ...

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! Tha...

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 DEFINITE...

Wonderful! I halved and still have a huge batch. So quick and simple - will definately be a new fav.

This is the BEST sweet and sour recipe I have ever tried. Easy to make and it was amazing just as written. I made an extra batch to freeze for using on other dishes too. I used it tonight on t...

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 alte...