Monday, October 29, 2012

The Best Ever Sweet and Sour Sauce in 15 Minutes

The last night we had this sauce with meatballs, it looked something like this...  Dinner starts and about 5 minutes later you look around the table and see plates where you should see faces.  Chads started the whole thing, but now Munchkin has joined in the excitement.  Plate lickin' good.  We are fancy like that!  You know its good when the family gives that kind of reaction!  

Chad described this incredible sweet and sour sauce as "liquid gold".  It has a depth of flavor that most sauces miss out on.  The addition of pineapple juice and brown sugar add even more layers to the dimension of this sweet and sour sauce.  We use this sauce on so many different recipes.  You are going to love it.

A sweet and sour sauce with more flavor than you can wrap your mouth around and 15 minutes from stove top to to table top, what more could you ask for?

Sweet and Sour Meatball Poppers - perfect for every party or any dinner.  So good, you can't stop poppin' 'em!  Simple and delicious meal or appetizer! 

The Best Ever! Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce
makes about 4 cups

¼ cup corn starch
¼ cup water
6 ounces pineapple juice
6 ounces water
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
¾ cups apple cider vinegar
½ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce

In a small bowl whisk ¼ cup corn starch and ¼ cup water until combined. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, over medium high heat, combine remaining ingredients. Whisk to combine.  Bring sauce to a boil, cook for one minute.  Add corn starch mixture and cook until thick and shiny, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.   Set aside until ready to use.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted


  1. I am so going to make this sauce. It is just the matter of my memory, whether i remember to buy pineapple juice next time I am in the store.

  2. I'm thinking this would be great with grilled chicken!

  3. Also yummy to use (can)mandarin oranges (juice for liquid)& fruit for topping~combo btween sweet sour sauce & orange sauce

    1. That sounds amazing. I will try that next time I make the sauce. Thanks for the tip! XOXO Donna

  4. The exact same recipe taught to me in California, by a friend's wife, who was Philippino, and when I made it for her, she said it was better than her mothers. This has been my "go to" sweet and sour for 30 years, and my family and extended family, all love it and beg me to make it.


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