Here’s a tasty sweet and sour sauce recipe perfect for turkey meatballs.
If you’re looking for that bright neon orange sauce you get in jar – this is not the sauce for you. No food coloring or ketchup in this sauce!
Just a smooth and delicious sweet and sour sauce made with pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, cornstarch and a pinch cayenne pepper. The pineapple chunks are left to be used in fruit salad, smoothies, pizza or other tasty delights.
How about adding a touch of cayenne pepper right at the end?!
It’s so quick and easy to make you’ll probably start wondering why you ever bought that jarred stuff in the first place!
Smooth Sweet and Sour Sauce – No Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 cup pineapple juice or 1 can 8 oz or 250 ml pineapple (bits or crushed)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- Pinch cayenne pepper optional
- In a small custard cup mix cornstarch and 2 Tbsp water. Set aside.
- If using canned pineapple, drain pineapple reserving the liquid. Save pineapple for another recipe or add in at the very end.
- Add enough water to the pineapple juice to make 1 cup of liquid.
- Add pineapple liquid to a small saucepan.
- Add in sugar, vinegar and soy sauce and heat through over medium high heat.
- Add cornstarch and water mix into the sauce stirring constantly until sauce starts to thicken.
- Add in cayenne pepper if using.
Yield 1 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
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