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Homemade Sweet And Sour Sauce

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Rating: 5/5
4 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1 cup

recipe id: 80274
cook method: stovetop

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1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup frozen orange-pineapple juice from concentrate
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Combine the brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar, juice, and soy sauce. Add the ginger and garlic powder.

Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and bubbling. Set aside to cool.

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31 calories, 0 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
I also added red pepper to mine, very easy to make. I did double the recipe.

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Feb 13, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Good balance of sweet and sour. I also add crushed red pepper like Mom of 4 does.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a wonderful sauce that will make any meal seem like you went all out! Pour over meatballs, chicken strips or breaded pork, or use as a dunking sauce.
I used just pineapple juice in the recipe for sweet and sour meatballs for a luau party. Perfect!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I went looking for an "Orange Chicken" type sauce and definately found it...I loved it, the perfect amount of juice/sugar for the sweet and also nicely sour. I am definately making this again. One thing I did was add a teaspoon of crushed red pepper (to a double batch) for a little "kick" at the end :)

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