Best Ever Sweet Chili Sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes + cooling
Servings: makes 1 cup of sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Recipe Info

This homemade sweet chili sauce recipe is guaranteed to become a favorite staple in your home! It’s versatile, is quick and easy to make, is free of additives, and tastes WAY better than the store-bought stuff!

⅓ cup rice vinegar
⅓ cup water
⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons cane sugar
sugar free alternative: use granular sweetener of choice
1 T rice wine (can substitute dry sherry)
1 T sambal oelek (use more or less according to taste)
OR 1-2 t dried red chili flakes (these are very hot, start with less and add more if desired)
2-3 cloves finely minced garlic
1 t finely minced ginger
1 t tamari or soy sauce (use tamari for gluten free)
2 t cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water (the sauce will thicken more once cooled)
1-2 drops natural red food coloring (optional)

Place all of the ingredients, except for the cornstarch mixture, in a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil, stirring regularly. Once the sugar is dissolved, mix in the cornstarch mixture, stirring continually until thickened, about 1 minute. Let the sauce cool completely, pour into an airtight jar, and store in the refrigerator. Will keep for up to a week.

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