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sweet chili sauce

Recipe by
Janeen Strange
Portland, OR

This sauce is really easy to make yourself! I love having control of the amount of heat and knowledge of exactly what’s in it! I was making homemade egg rolls and whipped this up in just a few minutes! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet chili sauce

  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
  • 4-5 clove
  • 1
    hot & sweet chili
  • 2-3 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • few dash
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c
    additional water

How To Make sweet chili sauce

  • 1
    Mince garlic and hot & sweet chili (or spicy chili of your choice) set aside
  • 2
    Use the additional 1/4 cup cold water and mix with corn starch to create a smooth slurry.
  • 3
    Heat water, rice vinegar, and sugar bringing mixture to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • 4
    Add minced garlic and chilies, along with red pepper flakes and cayenne.
  • 5
    Reduce heat to a simmer and stir for 3-4 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  • 6
    Stir in cornstarch and continue simmering for an additional 1-2 minutes until desired thickening is achieved.
  • 7
    Remove from heat. Sauce will thicken slightly more as it cools. Add small amount of water if needed to thin it back down.
  • 8
    Serve and enjoy! Refrigerate or preserve in jars if you’re making the sauce ahead of time.