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Korean BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Korean BBQ Sauce

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"I was trying to come up with a homemade BBQ sauce for my wife since she doesn't like traditional BBQ. This is what I came up with. You could add this sauce to any kind of pork ribs."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, chile-garlic sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and black pepper together in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves; pour into boiling soy sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce is thick, 3 to 5 minutes.
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Apr 08, 2013

This was a fantastic sauce. I halved the recipe for just the two of us, but kept the chili sauce at the original amount. I threw in some fresh parsley also. Was great on grilled salmon and fruit kabobs (and half was plenty for three filets, and six kabobs). This would be terrific on chicken or pork also. A keeper in this household!

May 27, 2013

Love this sauce! I am a vegetarian and I use this sauce when making a Korean BBQ sandwich for my family. They all love it including the 7 year old! It's a little spicy so I go light for the kids. I strain the sauce before using it too.

Dec 15, 2013

This is off the hook! Made it and put it on some spare ribs, baked them and wow. I'll never buy or make another sauce. Thanks!

Sep 30, 2014

Very flavorful sauce, a perfect mix of sweet, salty and a little spice.

Aug 17, 2013

Great, nice balance of flavors. I used half the siracha and it had just a nice hint of heat. I also used splenda brown and that worked fine. I marinated boneless chicken thighs in bottled teriyaki (overnight), then grilled them and hit them with the sauce the last couple of minutes and passed the sauce at the table, everyone loved it. One suggestion - you really do not need to make a slurry with the cornstarch/water and add it in. Just stir in the cornstarch with everything else before you put it on the heat and it comes out fine.

May 10, 2013

Easy as pie. Used it as a marinade for yellowfin tuna, then grilled the fish. Left the cornstarch out for the marinade. Made a second batch as directed to serve with the fish. Came out excellent!

Dec 07, 2014

Delicious recipe! I like to cook a pork shoulder in the crock pot and make mini Korean BBQ pulled pork tacos using wonton wrappers and an Asian salad. Top with this sauce and OOOOHHHHH MAN! That's good!

Dec 07, 2014

Love this!! Just the right amount of sweet/spicy.


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 3779 mg
  • 151%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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