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4.8 from 5 votes

Easy homemade sweet and sour sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 3 people
Author: Becca Heyes


For the stir fried vegetables:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 bell peppers, diced (I used red, yellow and green)
  • 3 medium mushrooms, sliced
  • 150 g (~ 1 cup) frozen edamame (soy beans)
  • 225 g tin bamboo shoots, drained (120g, or ~ 1 cup, when drained) (optional)
  • 185 g (~ 1 cup) pineapple chunks (I used tinned)

For the homemade sweet and sour sauce:

  • 125 ml (~ 1/2 cup) tomato ketchup
  • 125 ml (~ 1/2 cup) pineapple juice (I used the juice from a tin of pineapple chunks)
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey (or agave nectar)


  • Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan or wok, and add all the chopped vegetables and pineapple. Stir fry for a few minutes, until slightly softened.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all of the sauce ingredients, and mix well. Pour over the vegetables, and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce has thickened to your liking - around 10-20 minutes.