Chili sauce is what I call a tailgating hero. Tailgating heroes are foods that are multipurpose and can be prepared ahead of time. Just like the hero of a sports team makes his teammates better players, a tailgating hero makes every food it goes on just a little better. Chili sauce fits role perfectly.Which is better?A hot dog or a chili dog?A cheese burger or a chili cheese burger?Boring fries or chili cheese fries?Nachos and cheese or nachos and cheese with chili?Yes, those are rhetorical questions….almost everything at a tailgate is better with chili sauce.I like to spend my time at tailgates socializing and consuming cold libations, not cooking. So we make our chili ahead of time and then warm it up on the grill in a steam pan while other foods are cooking. But if you are not planning on cooking on site, just put your chili sauce in your favorite thermos and it will keep warm for hours.This is our go to recipe for chili sauce. We like ours with a little body to it. If you like yours thinner, you can just add ¼ cup of beef stock.