Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Course How to
Keyword Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 126 kcal


Ketchup mixture

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

Cornstarch mixture

  • 2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Other sweet and sour ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • thumb size ginger peeled and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


Prepare the Ketchup mixture.

  1. In a bowl, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and ketchup.
  2. Mix well and set aside.

Prepare the cornstarch mixture.

  1. In a small container dilute cornstarch in water.
  2. Stir until smooth and set aside.

Saute ingredients

  1. In a sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute onion for 2 minutes or until translucent.
  3. Add ginger and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the garlic and cook until golden.
  5. Add red bell pepper and cook until soft.
  6. Pour ketchup mixture and add garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
  7. Lower the heat. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture while stirring constantly to prevent sauce from clumping up.

  8. Continue stirring until well blended.
  9. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes and turn off heat.

Recipe Notes

  1. When sweet and sour sauce cools down it will get thick. If you want a runny sauce don’t put too much cornstarch. Stir constantly while slowly pouring the cornstarch mixture so it doesn’t clump up.
  2. Keep stirring until well blended.
  3. Sauce is good for about 4 days in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 825mg 34%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 15g
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.