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Sweet Chile Sauce

Learn how to make your own condiments at home with this Sweet Chili Sauce naturally sweetened with honey! I can't wait to have this with chicken...fish...pork...pot stickers...fried spring rolls...ummm, anything else I'm missing?! It's the new ketchup!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 50kcal


  • 1/3 cup honey, or 1/2 cup of other sweetener as honey is sweeter
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon minced garlic, less if you don't like garlic as much as I do!
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes, I used smoked from Mountain Rose Herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch, if using other sweetener use 1 1/2 teaspoons. Alternatively substitute for organic corn starch, but you'll need to use 1 tablespoon, made into a slurry in equal amount water
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, if extra heat desired


  • Bring honey, vinegar and water to a boil.
  • Add in the garlic, chile flakes, and salt.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add in arrowroot slurry and simmer until thickened. You may need to up it to a boil to get it to thicken properly if your simmer was a lazy one.
  • Cool and enjoy!