Sweet-and-Sour Sauce with Ketchup

For extra flavor, add red and green bell pepper and pineapple chunks to the sauce after stirring in the cornstarch.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch


  • In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, and ¼ cup water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 4 teaspoons water. Stir into the sauce, stirring vigorously to thicken. Remove from the heat and let cool. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 5 days.