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

Examples of chili sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a large saucepan on the stove, add tomatoes, sugar, molasses, Bourbon, ketchup, chili sauce, vinegars, and Worcestershire sauce, stirring after each additional ingredient to combine. Elizabeth Karmel, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Try the tempura battered orange cauliflower paired with sweet chili sauce or the Maryland crab-style cakes made out of banana blossoms, which took me back to summers at Chesapeake Bay. Rose Bruno Bailey, Chron, 2 Sep. 2021 One table is mercifully dedicated to banchan, with plenty of chili sauce and grill-in-table onions. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2021 The former was a massive sandwich drenched in an unabashedly spicy salsa and stuffed with perfectly tender pork, while the latter was a traditional meal of raw shrimp covered in a fiery chili sauce. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 On its $42 Sunday-Thursday dinner menu, start with bao con lechon (pork belly inside a Chinese bao bun) or kueh pai ti, a Singapore street food with shrimp, peanuts and chili sauce. Phillip Valys,, 27 July 2021 The sweet-chili sauce tasted like hard candy spiked with red-pepper flakes and reminded me of my favorite McDonald’s sauce growing up: sweet-and-sour. New York Times, 14 July 2021 Bret Barberia of the Miami Marlins missed a baseball game due to eating tortilla chips with spicy peppers in an habañero chili sauce. cleveland, 7 June 2021 Cook's note: Look for sweet chili sauce near the Asian ingredients in most grocery stores. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of chili sauce

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chili sauce was in 1843

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12 Sep 2021

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“Chili sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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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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