Sweet and Sour Sauce

sweet and sour sauce

5 from 1 reviews

Homemade sweet and sour sauce is so much better than store bought because you get to make it as sweet or as sour as you want. Plus, it only takes 7 minutes to make from start to finish!


  1. ⅓ cup brown sugar
  2. ½ teaspoon salt
  3. 2 tablespoons ketchup or 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  4. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  5. 5 ½ tablespoons plain rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  6. ⅔ cup water
  7. 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch


  1. In a small pot over low heat, add all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce.
  2. Stir and turn the heat up to medium.
  3. Keep stirring until the sauce bubbles and thickens.
  4. Turn the heat off and transfer to a jar or other storage container. 
  5. Let the sauce cool to room temperature and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.


In the fridge: Store the sauce in a jar or storage container and refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

In the freezer: Portion out the sauce into serving sizes in food storage plastic bags, or airtight storage containers so you only take out from the freezer what you need.

To thaw, place the sauce in the microwave and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Or you can put the frozen sauce in a small pot and thaw it over medium heat.

Keywords: condiment, stir fry sauce

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