How to Make Sweet N Sour Sauce

Easy steps to make a Sweet and Sour Sauce is a sauce made by combing a sweet component and a sour component with cornstarch as the thickening agent. Some of the common sweet components are brown sugar, granulated white sugar, and honey. Rice vinegar, white vinegar, apple-cider vinegar, and pineapple juice are some of the common ingredients used as sour component.


  • 1 pc red bell pepper
  • 1 small thumb ginger (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 pc red onion
  • Pineapple (dice)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 seasoning granules
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp slurry (2 tbsp water + 1 tbsp cornstarch)
  • Oil for sauté


  1. Heat the pan with oil then sauté the bell pepper, onion and pineapple for 2 minutes.
  2. Removed from the pan, and set aside. then sauté the chopped garlic and ginger.
  3. Add the tomato paste, water, ketchup and vinegar.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar.
  5. When it’s boiling add the slurry to thicken the sauce until consistency.
  6. Add some of the sauté bell pepper, onion and pineapple.
  7. Off the heat and Serve with your favorite fried fish, chicken or pork.


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