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Easy Sweet Chili Sauce

Easy Sweet Chili Sauce

Author: Thomas
Super easy, 7-ingredient, and naturally sweetened chili sauce that is perfect to spice up your dishes! Sweet, garlicky, and super spicy!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time : 30 mins
Cook Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 40 mins
Servings 0.75 cup
Calories 52 kcal


  • 10 goat horn chili peppers
  • 10 Thai chilies also called bird's eye chili
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 6 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 medium tomato
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch diluted in 1 tablespoon water, add more for a thicker sauce


  • Using gloves, cut-off the stems of the chili peppers (both kinds) and remove the seeds. Transfer to a blender. Add the garlic, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, oil, salt, and water. Add the tomato as well. Blend on high speed for 10-20 seconds, or until smooth.
  • Strain the juice through a fine sieve to remove the chili seeds and skins. Note: You can discard the pulp or use in stir-fries or marinades to add spiciness.
  • Transfer the strained juice to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer uncovered for 7-10 minutes, or until it has slightly thickened and doesn't smell like raw peppers anymore. It will also get a slightly deeper red color.
  • Stir in the diluted cornstarch, and whisk until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and transfer to a clean jar. You can also let it cool completely and then transfer to a squeeze bottle.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Use this sweet chili sauce as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, potato fries, steamed veggies, or drizzle on rice, noodles, spring rolls, pizza, and more!



Serving: 1 tablespoonCalories: 52 kcalCarbohydrates: 9.9 gProtein: 0.4 gFat: 1.4 gFiber: 0.4 gSugar: 8.1 g
Course : Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine : Vietnamese
Keyword : best sweet chili sauce, easy sweet chili sauce, sweet chili sauce, tuong ot
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