Sauce Essentials: Sweet Chili Sauce

Andy Anderson !


I’m making a ton of spring rolls for an event this coming weekend, and the host wanted a chili sauce. They wanted mild heat, and sweet flavor, and this is what I came up with.

For spring rolls, I think this is the perfect sauce.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
55 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 large
    red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large
    poblano chili, seeded and chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c
    rice vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    filtered water

How to Make Sauce Essentials: Sweet Chili Sauce


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Place the pepper, chilies, sugar, vinegar, and water into a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Bring the mixture up to the boil, while stirring, then reduce to a low boil, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour the ingredients into a blender, or food processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  7. Blend until the mixture is completely smooth.
  8. Place back into the saucepan, and slowy simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  9. Chef's Tip: While the sauce is reducing, check the seasoning and see if it need a bit more sugar... some people like it real sweet.
  10. Chef’s Note: The sweetness of this chili sauce comes from the red bell pepper, and the coconut sugar. I would not leave out the pepper; however, if you feel the sauce is too sweet , you could reduce the amount of the sugar.
  11. Chef’s Note: The heat of this chili sauce comes from the Poblano chili, if you want it hotter, you could always choose a different chili, such as: Habañero, or Serrano.
  13. Use this sauce as a compliment to chicken, seafood, spring rolls; even a dip for cheese. Enjoy.
  14. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sauce Essentials: Sweet Chili Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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