Kittencal's Chinese Sweet & Sour Sauce

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"Just like the sweet and sour sauce at the Chinese restaurants! This sauce is great with browned mini meatballs and pineapple chunks added into the simmering sauce and also goes great with my #recipe27.. and my #recipe12108 Amounts may easily be doubled. For a more fruity flavor use Minute Maid Fruit blend flavor in place of pineapple juice"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (84.8 g)
  • Calories 174.5
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 250.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 39 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 5.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a saucepan combine the first 6 ingredients until combined.

Step 2

In a cup or bowl whisk the cold water with cornstarch or pineapple juice until smooth and combined, then whisk in ketchup mixture; bring to a boil stirring or whisking constantly over medium-high heat until bubbly and thickened (about 4 minutes, the sauce will continue to thicken more while simmering). A If using, mix in the pineapple chunks.

Step 3

Use warm or refrigerate until ready to use.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Best recipe for SS sauce I've come across anywhere!

review by:
(12 Jul 2016)


This was better than any Asian restaurant I've ever been to! I did tweek it just a little. I like it a little more "sour" so I used 1/2 cup vinegar and I also added just a teaspoon of hoisin sauce.

review by:
(16 Feb 2014)


This is better than in the Chinese restaurants! We loved it with your Kittencal's Chinese Chicken Balls. Used it to dip them in as appetizers. No more store bought stuff for us!

review by:
(5 Nov 2013)


This is just like the ones at the Asian places, I will never use another recipe again, I browned meatballs then added to this sauce and let them simmer about 25 minutes, served with rice, the best, thanks KittenCal!

review by:
(9 Aug 2013)