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Chilli sauce

I absolutely love food with a bit of heat, have done since I can remember. I’m not your standard McDonald’s breakfast kind of girl, I tend to crave a spicy curry when I’m hungover! 

When we first got together JB ate zero spice… by process of gentle coaxing and downright forcing the issue I’ve now got him to a stage where I believe he could comfortably do a medium heat at Nando’s!

If you follow me over on Instagram you’ll know that JB has been told to lay off the spice with his acid reflux. I am GENUINELY gutted! Down goes our consumption of pepper and chilli for the foreseeable although I think he is secretly pleased that he has an excuse to veto the heat.

I use a blend of chilli’s for this, alternating between fruity and hot. You can add as much or as little as you want, I tend to go for around 2 tbsp of dried chilli as standard though.

This chilli sauce is my answer to both our problems. All our food is now cooked with zero heat but I bring this pot out at every meal so I can get my hit!

INGREDIENTS – makes roughly 200g, it’s concentrated so a little goes a long way

4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp dried chilli
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of tomato purée
1 vegetable stock cube 
150ml water to 

1. Finely dice the onion and then put all ingredients into a cold pan along with a crumbled in stock cube
(I use a cold pan so the oil is infused with all the flavours of the sauce from the beginning)
2. Put the pan on a low heat and cook until the stock cube has dissolved. Stir whilst cooking then reduce the sauce until you get the split of oil and sauce again

Enjoy : ) x


Published by Bea's Bites Online

Hi! I'm Bea, I am a food teacher at a secondary school. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. This is my blog Bea's Bites Online, I'll be posting all about food and drink with an added smattering of travel. I am lucky enough to have grown up with a variety of influences, my mum is from Zimbabwe, my dad is from Ghana and I grew up in a village in the North West, so food has always been a blend and balance of cultures for me. From being little, food has played a large part in our family, whether it be for celebrations, commiserations or comfort. I began helping out in the kitchen from a young age and was fortunate enough to be given the reigns on occasion from the age of 11. I love being in the kitchen and having the opportunity to create something to make others smile. Whether it be an autumnal main or a gooey dessert :) I am a total believer in happy eating. Food should put a smile on your face no whether it's a weekday, after work dinner or a special occasion. I love following recipes and do think it is sometimes a necessity but I also think that food should be personal and geared towards what you like and I hope this comes across in my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, let me know if you stop by, it will definitely put a smile on my face! Please don't hesitate to get in touch, my email is: If you have any posts you'd like to see then please feel free to email me and I'll do my best : ) Bea x

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