Why buy bottled sweet and sour sauce when you can make your own in just a few minutes?
This homemade version is better than anything you can get from a store bought bottled version. Plus, I have just about every item in my pantry on a regular basis. Only thing I don’t always have is pineapple juice. However, if you keep the juice you drain off canned pineapple when you use it. Just freeze it for later.
Another great option is to keep those small cans of pineapple juice in the pantry. This way you can always make your own sweet and sour sauce.
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1¼ cup sugar
- ¾ cup vinegar
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 tsp or 1 cube chicken bouillon
- ¼ tsp ginger
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 2½ Tbsp cornstarch
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a sauce pan, whisk all of the above ingredients together. Bring to a boil
- Once boiling whisk constantly for 2-3 minutes until sauce is thick and glossy. Remove from heat.
Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up.