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sweet and sour sauce- easy

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

I got this recipe back in the mid 1970's from a Chinese cooking class. Its a versatile sauce that can be used for many dishes or a dip for egg rolls. One of my friends who is an authentic Chinese person was horrified. She told me it is no where near a real Chinese sweet and sour. I'm sorry Lee, but I do like it and its easy. :) So I'm passing this along with the warning that its not real Chinese but maybe you will like it as much as I do.

(2 ratings)
yield 3 cups
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For sweet and sour sauce- easy

  • 1 can
    (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in own juice
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch
    dried red pepper flakes, optional

How To Make sweet and sour sauce- easy

  • 1
    Pour un-drained canned pineapple in blender. Process until finely chopped. Pour pineapple into a medium saucepan with catsup, juice, brown sugar, and vinegar. If using pepper add now. Cook over medium/high heat, stirring, until mixture just begins to boil. Reduce heat and cook (stirring frequently) until mixture reaches the consistency you desire. Store any unused sauce in frig.
  • 2
    Use to make any sweet and sour dish. Just stir fry meat and veggies and add this sauce before serving over rice. I like this as a dip for egg rolls, especially with the red pepper.

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