Uncle Bill's Sweet and Sour Sauce


An excellent finger-lickin' sweet and sour sauce for dippin' your chicken! This sauce is also very good to use for baking spare ribs.

8 servings


  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate

  • 2 teaspoons monosodium glutamate (MSG)

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 drops red food coloring

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 ½ teaspoons cornstarch


  1. In a medium skillet combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add pineapple juice concentrate, monosodium glutamate, ketchup, soy sauce, seasoning salt and garlic powder and bring to a boil. Stir until well blended. Add red food coloring.

  2. Meanwhile, in a cup mix together water and cornstarch until fully dissolved. While sauce is boiling, add cornstarch mixture slowly, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens slightly. Do not add mixture all at once as the sauce could get too thick. Use only enough cornstarch to thicken to your desired consistency. When desired consistency is reached, voila! The sauce is ready!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* 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.