Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, read my disclosure policy here  

5 from 5 votes
If you are searching for delicious Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping, look no further. I've got you covered with this amazing BBQ sauce recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Korean BBQ Sauce with a basting brush.

If you are searching for delicious Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping, look no further. I’ve got you covered with this amazing BBQ sauce recipe.

Korean BBQ Sauce with a basting brush.

This Korean BBQ sauce recipe couldn’t be easier, it comes together in under 15 minutes. Your family will love Korean BBQ sauce as it almost as if regular BBQ sauces meets teriyaki sauce for a flavorful explosion in your mouth.

To learn more Korean BBQ, visit Serious Eats for more information.


MORE BBQ SAUCE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Apple Cider BBQ Sauce | Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe | Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Mongolian pork on plate
Get Our Top 5 Quick & Easy Recipes

Get our best easy recipes delivered straight to your inbox.


What We Love About This Korean bbq Sauce Recipes

The sauce is perfect for main dishes such as pork belly, side dishes such as vegetables or anything you put on the grill.

  • 15 Minute Sauce: If your looking Korean BBQ sauces for dipping chicken, this BBQ sauce comes together in under 15 minutes.
  • Versatile Sauce: This sauce is great on both chicken and beef, there is so many thing you can do with this Korean BBQ sauce recipe.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Use leftover Korean BBQ sauce for dipping or as a marinade.
Brushing the sauce on some ribs.

Ingredient Notes

  • Soy Sauce: You can use regular or low sodium, you can also use tamari or coconut aminos.
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar is best for this recipe, you can also use white sugar along with some molasses.
  • Garlic: I used fresh clove garlic, you can also use garlic powder but fresh will the best flavor.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: For this Korean barbecue sauce, you will need rice vinegar.
  • Sriracha: You can choose to omit the sriracha in this recipe for Korean bbq sauce if you don’t want it spicy. Or if you want it extra spicy add extra sriracha.
  • Ginger: I used fresh grated ginger, you could also use ginger powder, but fresh will definitely give more a more complex flavor.
  • Sesame Oil: You will need sesame oil, for a stronger flavor you can use toasted sesame oil.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch will help help to thicken the sauce. You can also use arrowroot powder for similar results.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Korean Sauce for BBQ

These are the basic steps for making Korean BBQ Sauce. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: COMBINE INGREDIENTS

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, ginger, garlic, sugar, and black pepper. Stir until combined.

STEP 2: MAKE THE SLURRY

In a separate, small bowl make the slurry by combine water and cornstarch. Add the slurry to the boiling mixture.

STEP 3: FINISHING SAUCE

Reduce the heat to medium-low. Allow sauce to simmer for 5 minutes or until it thicken. Make sure to stir occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the instructions as usual then transfer the Korean BBQ sauce to a glass jar or airtight container, allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

This dip sauce for Korean BBQ will be good for up to a week in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze Korean BBQ sauces for dipping in a freezer safe air tight container for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE SUGAR-FREE

To make this recipe sugar free use an artificial sweetener in place of the brown sugar.

CAN I MAKE THIS RECIPE LOW SODIUM?

To make this recipe slightly lighter on the salt, use a low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

HOW DO I USE KOREAN BBQ SAUCE?

You can use Korean bbq sauce to add to stir fries, as a marinade for grilled meat, as a dipping sauce, or add use to roast vegetables dishes.

A spoon of sauce.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This recipe is great for a BBQ, it can easily be doubled, just increase ingredients proportionally.
  • Extra Spicy: For a bold flavor, make this Korean bbq sauce extra spicy, add crushed red pepper flakes and extra sriracha.
  • Lettuce Wrap: Make Korean BBQ chicken lettuce wraps by adding chicken, sliced carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, and green onion.
  • Other Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping: Other popular dipping sauces served at Korean BBQ include ssamjang (Korean chili paste), doenjang, samgyeopsal, and gochujang (Korean soybean paste).

What to Serve with Korean BBQ Dipping Sauce

Did you try this recipe?
Click below to leave a review and rating!

Korean BBQ Sauce with a basting brush.
5 from 5 votes

Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
If you are searching for delicious Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping, look no further. I've got you covered with this amazing BBQ sauce recipe.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add soy sauce, minced garlic, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, ginger, sesame oil and black pepper to a large sauce pan over medium-high heat; Bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, stir together cornstarch and water to form a slurry. Pour slurry into boiling mixture.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens, whisking periodically.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This recipe is great for a BBQ, it can easily be doubled, just increase ingredients proportionally.
  • Extra Spicy: For a bold flavor, make this Korean bbq sauce extra spicy, add crushed red pepper flakes and extra sriracha.
  • Lettuce Wrap: Make Korean BBQ chicken lettuce wraps by adding chicken, sliced carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, and green onion.
  • Other Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping: Other popular dipping sauces served at Korean BBQ include ssamjang (Korean chili paste), doenjang, samgyeopsal, and gochujang (Korean soybean paste).

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 3338mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutritional information provided are estimates. To learn more about how I calculate this information go to www.itisakeeper.com/about-its-a-keeper/privacy-disclosure-policies/
PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!Follow Me: @ItsAKeeperBlog or tag #itisakeeper
Course: Condiment, Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: bbq, brown sugar, ginger, korean BBQ sauce, sauce, soy sauce

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

Recipes You Might Have Missed

2 thoughts on “Korean BBQ Sauces for Dipping”

  1. 5 stars
    This is really easy to follow, loved this korean bbq sauce recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this Recipe