Korean BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Are you in the mood for something savoury and delicious? Why not try making your own Korean BBQ sauce? This zesty sauce is perfect for chicken, beef, or pork, and it’s easy to make at home. Just mix together a few simple ingredients and you’ll be able to enjoy the flavour of Korean BBQ anytime you want. 

Korean BBQ Sauce

Korean barbecue is a delicious and popular way to cook meats, and the sauce is an essential part of the dish. The perfect Korean BBQ sauce is savory, with a deep soy flavor, a hint of sweetness, and a kick of spice. It should also be sticky, so that it clings to the meat as it cooks.

This recipe for Korean BBQ sauce hits all those marks, and it’s easy to make at home. Soy sauce is the base for the sauce, and it’s combined with sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ginger, and garlic. The result is a delicious and authentic-tasting sauce that will make your next Korean barbecue meal even better.

Keto BBQ Sauce

Korean BBQ Sauce Recipe

Easy to make Korean BBQ Sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4


  • Saucepan
  • Small bowl


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®) (Optional)


  • Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, pepper, and chili-garlic sauce in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water together until the cornstarch dissolves.
  • Pour the cornstarch-water mixture into the boiling soy sauce mixture.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce is thick, 3 to 5 minutes.

Korean BBQ Sauce FAQs

What is Korean BBQ sauce?

Korean BBQ sauce is a BBQ sauce made from a blend of soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Korean BBQ sauce is used as a marinade or dipping sauce for grilled meat dishes.

What Dishes Can I Use Korean BBQ Sauce On?

Korean BBQ sauce can be used as a marinade or dipping sauce for grilled meat dishes. It is also commonly used as a condiment for Korean-style rice cakes (tteokbokki).

How Long Does Homemade BBQ Sauce Last In The Fridge?

If sealed in an airtight container, homemade BBQ sauce can last up to two weeks. If you decide to make a bigger batch, consider freezing your homemade BBQ sauce for up to one year.

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