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Sweet and Sour Sauce

Barbara Zernicke

"Quick and easy to make. Feel free to make substitutions. You can substitute ketchup for chili sauce and cider vinegar for wine vinegar; still tastes great. I usually double the recipe."
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10 m servings 49 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Stir chicken broth, sugar, wine vinegar, soy sauce, chili sauce, cornstarch, and cayenne pepper together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar and cornstarch dissolve; cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 49 calories; 0.1 g fat; 11.8 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 404 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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  1. 15 Ratings

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Not overly sweet like so many - more like the homemade kind at our local asian restaurant. Chili sauce makes it great!

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I don't know why, but it has a faint maple taste. It was easy to make, but not sour enough.

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Not overly sweet like so many - more like the homemade kind at our local asian restaurant. Chili sauce makes it great!

Delicious! I made some changes though ? instead of wine vinegar vinegar I added 3 ts of white wine plus 3 ts of white vinegar ? DELICIOUS!

very tasty! I used ketchup and a dash of chili powder in place of chili sauce. nice flavor, and not too sweet!

Made it with the ketchup and no cayenne; best sweet and sour I've ever had, and none of the HFCS that it seems everything out there is using these days; all I'll use going forward. Thanks!

Noted that other reviews said it didn't have enough sour so I substituted the broth for cider vinegar and I dont have regular hit sauce so used siracha. Just the right amount of sweet and sour a...

This turned out great. I used Zatarain's Cajun hot sauce for the chili sauce and added a small squirt of ketchup. This was not quite as sour as I expected but it was suitable and fit the purpose...

Substituted 1/2 red wine vinegar and rice vinegar and added 1/2 tbs more sugar. It was a tad too tart otherwise.

Much to sour for my liking, added more sugar and it was much better. I used catsup instead of chili sauce and cider vinegar instead of wine vinegar. Will make again adding the additional sugar.

This was so delicious ! I had some chunks of pork, red onion, broccoli, canned mango, and water chestnuts, but didn't know what to sauce it up with. This sauce was so tasty and perfectly compli...