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Sweet and Sour Sauce

User Rating 5 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Sweet and sour sauce is nice served with chicken, pork or meatballs.

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 small can pineapple juice (or juice from a 15-1/4 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (or less)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


Mix all together and cook over medium heat until thickened. May be prepared in microwave in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave about 4-1/2 minutes on high or until thick, stirring every minute.

My family loves this sweet & sour recipe. It might be possible to adapt it by substituting cherry juice for part of the pineapple juice. We like it with chicken nuggets, or the meatballs from Sam's Club. When I make the meatballs, I open a can of pineapple chunks, drain the juice to make the sauce, and then add the chunks to the sauce after it thickens. It's really good served over rice.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Will never buy bought sweet and sour sauce again!, Member dtgardner

Absolutely delicious! I used real ginger and garlic. YUM YUM YUM!!!!

15 out of 16 people found this helpful.

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