The great thing about sweet chili sauce is that it's very diverse. So it's surprising that it isn't at the top of everyone's grocery lists. But sweet chili sauce isn't just for dipping. You can use the condiment as a marinade or a stir-fry sauce, among others. It works with meat, seafood, or even just toast.
Most bottled versions in the supermarket lean towards the sweet side, having little to no heat. This version strikes a balance, making the spice more obvious through a mix of Sriracha and chili flakes.
Sweet Chili Sauce
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup white vinegar
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- ⅔ cup water
- red food coloring, optional
In a pot, add sugar, vinegar, sriracha, garlic powder, chili flakes, and soy sauce. Stir until well combined.
In a bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Add slurry to the pot with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 5-8 minutes. Pour into a jar and let cool before storing in the fridge.