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Sweet chilli sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 2 jars
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Big Allotment Challenge
Blend peppers, chillies, tomatoes and garlic together, and cook it all up with sugar and vinegar for an instant chilli hit to serve with your favourite foods.


  1. Blend the peppers, chilli, tomato, garlic and ginger in a blender or food processor.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a saucepan and tip in the chilli mixture. Bring to a rolling boil and cook until the sauce thickens – about 15-20 minutes.

  3. Pour into sterilised jars.


  • 4-6 skinned peppers
  • 100g/3½oz chillies
  • 1 tomato, seeds removed, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • small knob fresh root ginger
  • 450g/1lb sugar
  • 350ml/12fl oz white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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