chili sauce


Definition of chili sauce

: 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

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Chai Chai Chuan Tou Yang Rou Tang, at the Bukit Merah View Food Center, caught Michelin's eye for its mutton soup with chili sauce. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Michelin's 2018 Guide Proves Singapore Street Food Reigns Supreme," 26 July 2018 Still, chili sauce definitely isn't a standard condiment and some dishes may seem a little bland to fans of Mexican or South Asian food. James Ellingworth, Fox News, "Dining Russian-style at the World Cup," 7 June 2018 In small microwave- safe bowl, combine honey and chili sauce. Katie Lee, Good Housekeeping, "Chili-Honey-Garlic Shrimp Kebabs," 10 May 2017 Xiao Mei Xing coats almost everything that comes out of the kitchen with a fascinating chili sauce that's spiked with cumin, garlic and just a hint of sugar. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Fascinating fried eggplant at Xiao Mei Xing," 9 July 2018 According to a copy of the menu, options for the main course included beef short rib confit with red wine sauce orsweet and sour crispy pork and Yangzhou fried rice with a homemade chili sauce. Clare Foran, CNN, "Häagen-Dazs, hotels and Dennis Rodman: Scenes from the US-North Korea summit," 12 June 2018 Stir in tomato sauce, chili sauce, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Sloppy Joes with Pickled Okra Slaw," 9 Aug. 2017 Camarones Cancun — gently fried shrimp resting on a lettuce bed and covered with a creamy chili sauce — also satisfied. Tim Smith,, "Su Casa serves Mexican fare with flair," 13 June 2018 The ancho chili sauce tops old-school cheddar-onion enchiladas, or try the Hatch chile verde atop chicken enchiladas. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Here's a new Arlington hangout: burgers, craft beers at Tipsy Oak | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of chili sauce

1843, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chili sauce

US : a spicy sauce that is made with tomatoes and hot red and green peppers

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