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sweet & sour sauce

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Stacey Lawson
New Orleans, LA

I make this sauce to use with pork, chicken, sausage, or shrimp. It is very versatile and very easy to make. I have even used frozen popcorn chicken to make a quick meal.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet & sour sauce

  • 1 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c
  • 1
    green bell pepper
  • 1
    onions, yellow, medium
  • 1 can
    pineapple chunks
  • 1 jar
    maraschino cherries (no stems)

How To Make sweet & sour sauce

  • 1
    In a small sauce pan combine vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup,and soy sauce. Whisk together to combine.
  • 2
    Bring to a boil. While waiting, drain pineapple and cherries of juice. Cut bell pepper and onion into strips
  • 3
    Mix cornstarch and water in a small mug or bowl. Add to sauce and whisk. The sauce will begin to thicken, reduce heat.
  • 4
    Add onions, peppers, pineapples, and cherries. Just keep on heat long enough to each the veggies and fruit. Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Pour sauce over sausage, popcorn chicken, cooked and peeled shrimp. Or simply use as a dipping sauce. This is a tasty sauce, for kids don't serve them the onions and peppers if they don't like those. I'm sure they will love the fruit.