This is a great base sauce that can be tweaked to your liking. Serve over rice, noodles, veggies, or meat. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

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  • Stir soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, and red pepper together in a bowl. Pour into the pan with the butter; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 9g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 1518.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2017
This is really good. The perfect blend of sweet. heat and acidity. I made it as a dipping sauce for egg and spring rolls and wanted it a little thicker so I let it simmer a bit on the stove. Either way the taste is great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2020
It was edible and better than something I would have imagined. I think putting less soy sauce would make it better. It was very salty. I will make it again with measurement adjustments. Cheers and enjoy! Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2017
This is really good. The perfect blend of sweet. heat and acidity. I made it as a dipping sauce for egg and spring rolls and wanted it a little thicker so I let it simmer a bit on the stove. Either way the taste is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2019
I made about half the recipe and it was plenty for an entire meal. I liked it so much next time I think I ll make the full recipe and keep the rest in a jar for next time. It tasted a little vinegar-y when I tasted it alone but once on the stir fry it was excellent! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2021
Better than our local Chinese restaurant. This is excellent Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2017
I followed this recipe as a base. Turned out great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2019
I made this as a sauce for stir fried veggies over rice. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was a little too runny for this meal, so I added 2 tablespoons of corn starch slurry to thicken the sauce. Then I let it simmer for about 8 extra minutes and the consistency was perfect. As for the taste, I think I’ll use a touch less vinegar next time, but otherwise a hit with the entire family (including the picky toddler!). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2019
Good recipe. I used some corn starch to thicken it up at the end. I wish I had let it simmer longer to let the flavors continue to meld together. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2020
It was edible and better than something I would have imagined. I think putting less soy sauce would make it better. It was very salty. I will make it again with measurement adjustments. Cheers and enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2019
I was making a stir fry the other night. I usually use our store's brand of frozen vegetables which includes a stir fry sause. I discovered that my husband had purchased a different brand of vegetables that did not include the sauce. I did not know how to make it but I was really hungry for stir fry so I decided to make my own. I found your recipe but doubted that it would be the same. I was right. It definitely was not the same. I loved the blend of flavors. It was so easy to make. I kept it in my collection. I will not be needing that sauce packet ever again.However when I make it again I will try to thicken it a little. It was a little runny. Great taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2019
Okay, yum. This is such a straightforward and easy recipe with things you usually have in the pantry! Instead of using white vinegar, I substituted apple cider vinegar and I didn’t have any minced garlic on hand so I just used the same amount of garlic powder. I let it simmer for a bit on the stove so it could really meld together but it was super yummy and is definitely my go-to when I make stir fry from now on! Loved it!! Read More
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