General Tsao's Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by loudflower

Makes 6 servings



My favorite dish in Chinese-American restaurants! This sauce is pretty darn close to what I have in restaurants - the worcestershire sauce changes the taste a little, but it's less than half the sodium of soy sauce. If you're sensitive to spicy foods, cut the hot peppers back to 1/4 teaspoon.

Recipe Ingredients for General Tsao's Sauce

2 tablespoons Corn Starch
1/4 cup Water
1 1/2 teaspoons minced Garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh Ginger Root
1/2 cup White Sugar
12 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce (1/4 Cup)
1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Chicken Broth, hot
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers

Recipe Directions for General Tsao's Sauce

  1. Mix Corn Starch and Water.

  2. Add in Garlic, Ginger, Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, White Wine Vinegar, and hot Chicken Broth.

  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  4. To add into stir fry:

  5. When your stir fry is fully cooked, add in Prepared Sauce and Red Peppers. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until it thickens.

  6. To use as a dipping sauce:

  7. Bring to a boil in saucepan, add in Red Peppers. Cook until thickened.

Categories

Main Dish, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 71.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
93
Calories from Fat
1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
195mg
8%
Potassium
33mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
22.2g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
18.8g
Protein
0.5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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