chili sauce

noun

: a spicy sauce usually consisting of chili peppers, vinegar, salt, sugar, and spices and used especially as a condiment and in cooking
also : a milder, sweeter sauce containing similar ingredients but made primarily with tomato puree

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hainan locals usually prefer garlic and ginger paste, chili sauce and the juice of small tangerines as condiments. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 13 Oct. 2022 Preparation: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, peanut butter, honey, chili sauce, garlic powder and ginger. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 Preparation: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, peanut butter, honey, chili sauce, garlic powder and ginger. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 The chef likes to play with fire, evinced by pork belly finished with a chili sauce that races from hot to tangy and back, a sensation (somewhat) tamed by Thai basil in the jumble. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Aug. 2022 Sriracha is actually a type of Thai chili sauce, made from a variety of chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, and then sometimes aged. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 June 2022 Preparation: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, peanut butter, honey, chili sauce, garlic powder and ginger. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 Brush reserved chili sauce over wings during the last minute of grilling. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2022 Preparation: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, peanut butter, honey, chili sauce, garlic powder and ginger. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chili sauce was in 1843

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“Chili sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chili%20sauce. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

chili sauce

noun
: a spiced tomato sauce usually made with red and green peppers
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