Sweet and Sour Sauce

This makes a big batch of sauce. For my family of 4 + 1 munchkin, we divide it into 3 meal-sized portions and freeze it in gallon sized freezer bags.

  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 c diced green (or other) bell peppers
  • baby carrots (depends on how much you like carrots)
  • 12 slices canned pineapple
  • 1 c vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c pineapple juice
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Sauté the carrots and the peppers in the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients except the cornstarch and bring it to a gentle boil. Take some of the hot liquid and add it to the cornstarch in a small boil. Mix it to make a paste and then add it back into the boiling liquid. Boil until this thickens up a bit.

To serve, add chopped chicken, meatballs or sliced cooked sausages. Serve over rice. Everyone will want seconds. If you have a family that needs to not over-eat, make sure you’ve packaged this sauce in meal-sized portions, because there won’t be leftovers. This is one your family is likely to clean the pot on.

I’d be curious to see other meal options you come up with for this one.

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