Korean BBQ Sauce Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This sticky, flavor-packed Korean BBQ sauce is versatile and easy to make. This sweet, salty and slightly spicy sauce can be used in stir-fry, as a dipping sauce or to glaze any type of barbeque, including tofu.
Side Dish
Korean
14
ingredients
6
steps
20
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
16
1 cup(s)
low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup(s)
brown sugar
1 cup(s)
grated Asian pear, peeled and cored
2 1/2 tblsp
gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
3 tblsp
ketchup
1 tblsp
rice vinegar
1 tblsp
minced garlic
2 tsp
grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2
stalks of scallions, finely chopped
1 1/2 tblsp
cornstarch
1 1/2 tblsp
water
1 tblsp
sesame oil
1 tblsp
toasted sesame seeds

Directions 6 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

In a medium pot, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, grated Asian pear, gochujang, ketchup, rice vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, black pepper and chopped scallions.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes. If any foam rises, skim it off with a spoon and discard it.

Step 3

While the sauce is simmering, whisk together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl.

Step 4

Whisk in the cornstarch mixture into the simmering sauce at the last minute of cooking to thicken the sauce.

Step 5

Once the sauce is thickened, taste to see if it needs adjustments to your taste. (See notes 1.)

Step 6

Stir in the sesame oil and sesame seeds. Remove from the heat and let cool. Use immediately or transfer to a tightly sealed container until ready for use. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. If you want it sweeter, add a little extra ketchup or brown sugar. If you’d like it saltier, add more soy sauce or extra salt. If you want it spicier, add more gochujang.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
55
FAT
1.4 g
PROTEIN
2 g
CARBS
9.5 g

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Glen B.

Glen

12 Jul 2022

Mas-issneun bbq sauce for our samgyupsal.

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Sandra G.

Sandra

08 Jul 2022

I never have to buy store-bought sauce again! Love this recipe - Amazing!

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