Uncle Bill's Sweet and Sour Sauce

Uncle Bill's Sweet and Sour Sauce

William Anatooskin 10

"An excellent finger-lickin' sweet and sour sauce for dippin' your chicken! This sauce is also very good to use for baking spare ribs."


servings 153 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 38g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium skillet combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add pineapple juice concentrate, monosodium glutamate, ketchup, soy sauce, seasoning salt and garlic powder and bring to a boil. Stir until well blended. Add red food coloring.
  2. Meanwhile, in a cup mix together water and cornstarch until fully dissolved. While sauce is boiling, add cornstarch mixture slowly, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens slightly. Do not add mixture all at once as the sauce could get too thick. Use only enough cornstarch to thicken to your desired consistency. When desired consistency is reached, voila! The sauce is ready!
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  1. 70 Ratings


The recipe would be fine without the dreaded MSG, and the red food coloring.

I adore this recipe! I use it for sweet and sour chicken at least once every two weeks. My husband and I are addicted to it! :) I don't add the msg or food coloring and the color is fine with me...

I tried this sauce tonight for use in my new restaurant. It was exactly what I was looking for and tasted GREAT! I omitted the MSG and food coloring. I reduced the vinegar by a 1/4 cup and us...

This sauce is so good that I was cleaning the pan with a spoon!

I did not use the MSG or the food coloring but I did add a touch of red pepper flake. Even without that, this tasted pretty close to restaurant-made sweet and sour sauce. My husband thought it w...

This was an easy and tasty sauce. If MSG bothers you, (as it does me) leave it out! The sauce is just as good. I also left out the food colouring. The teensiest bit out onion powder is great too...

This was a tasty sauce. A little too vinegary for me, but my family says it is one to keep for my regular meal list. I will adjust it just slightly next time, a bit less vinegar and a bit more ...

I really liked this recipe for a classic S&S sauce. I made a few adjustments to fit what I had on hand. I reduced the vinegar as suggested to 3/4c. Did not have pineapple concentrate so I use...

This is a great recipe! I left out the MSG and loved it!