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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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 There, Webb competes in the restaurant’s Spicy Pizza Challenge, which features a pie topped with extremely spicy ghost chili sauce, for his spiciest challenge yet. Nick Vadala,, "'Man v. Food' to eat its way through the Jersey Shore this season," 2 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

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

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