Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

My retro version of this chili sauce, which first appeared in our November 1990 issue, called for canned tomatoes; here, we’ve used fresh instead for an intensified taste.

To strike the perfect balance between sweet and spicy, you may want to add more sugar, depending on how sweet the tomatoes are. Chili sauce is a condiment I use occasionally, but not often. Needing some for a shrimp recipe I planned to make this weekend, I added it to my grocery list. Or, at least, I thought I did! I decided to make my own version with what I had on hand, using a combination of recipes, and was quite pleased. It took just a few minutes to mix together — definitely less time than it would have taken to return to the store — and it turned out quite well.

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