Sweet and Sour Beef


This is what I chose when I got to pick what we had for dinner! If possible, remove lid for the last hour.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat

  • 3 cups cold water

  • ¾ cup vinegar

  • 9 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 9 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in hot skillet until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer beef to a slow cooker.

  2. Whisk water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch together until smooth; pour over the beef.

  3. Cook on Low until the beef is tender and the sauce is thick, 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

This can also be baked in the oven at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 2 hours or in the slow cooker on High for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
7g Fat
42g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 2090mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 23g
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 368mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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