chili sauce

[ chil-ee saws ]


  1. a sauce made of tomatoes simmered with chile peppers and spices.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chili sauce1

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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Example Sentences

A staple from northeast India, as well as Tibet and Nepal, these dumplings filled with meat or vegetables taste best when doused in a special tomato chili sauce.

Eight years later I still find myself craving the crispy Vietnamese lettuce rolls with special house-made chili sauce and the pho.

If desired, a dash of catsup or chili sauce may be added for flavoring.

Cook together one and a half cups of soft or grated cheese with one-fourth cup of chili sauce until the cheese is melted.

To Mayonnaise Dressing (see No. 339) add one-third cup of thick chili sauce.

Spread toast with anchovy butter, cover with mayonnaise mixed with chili sauce.

To a foundation of either boiled dressing or mayonnaise, add: Chili sauce, catsup, hard boiled egg and green olives.


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