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Sweet-and-Sour Supper Recipe

Sweet-and-Sour Supper Recipe

My mother shared this recipe, which I've been making for my family for years. The homemade sweet-and-sour sauce is the key to this dish's success. —Dorothy Reimer, Dewberry, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (7 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • 2. In a greased 3-qt. baking dish, layer the rice, beef mixture, mushrooms and green pepper; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in the remaining sauce ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Pour over layered ingredients. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 424 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1518mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2017

"Why must you print twice to get ingredients then directions and they're always covered with ad prints or comments. Site used to be so much better. I'll get recipes elsewhere. I don't have the paper to waste"

Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"This recipe was very easy to prepare! It was a little sweeter than my husband and I preferred, but I will definitely try it again with less sugar."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"Very good recipe but as someone else noted it was very sweet. I would make it again but would cut back on the sugar somewhat next time."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"We loved it, but was way to sweet, next to we will try it with 1/2 the sugar...B-)"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"We loved this dish in our house and everybody came back for seconds. I made a bit more than the recipe suggested so there were leftovers that reheated great.

The only problem we had was that one person got heartburn from all the sugar so we won't be able to have it again. But other than that, it was great!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"This dish was fantastic. My husband absolutely loved it, said "this is a keeper, write it down.""

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