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sweet chili sauce

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Sweet with a little bit of heat, this is a tasty and versatile condiment that can be used in so many different ways.

yield 1 cup
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet chili sauce

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    rice vinegar
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    minced ginger
  • 1 tsp
    pressed garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sambal oelek
  • 2
    drops red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cornstarch (mixed with 1/3 cup cold water)

How To Make sweet chili sauce

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add water, rice vinegar, granulated sugar, ketchup, minced ginger, pressed garlic, and sambal oelek. Stir until everything is well combined and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • 2
    While it’s warming up, add a couple drops of food coloring. When it starts simmering, cook for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    When time is up, add the cornstarch mixture and stir very well until the sauce thickens, about 45 seconds. Remove from the heat and let the sauce cool off before proceeding with your recipe.