Korean BBQ Sauce

There is nothing better than good ol American BBQ! The combination of smoky, savory and sweet all coming together on a beautiful slab of meat that perfectly caramelizes on the fire...I mean common now! Asian flavors like soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and scallion combined with traditional american bbq flavors are a match made in heaven. As the sauce simmers and reduces down it becomes rich and robust and so darn tasty you will want to make a double batch because you will want to drink it! I love to use this sauce on baby back pork ribs, chicken wings, steak..you name it! 

Korean BBQ Sauce-

  1. 1 cup soy sauce
  2. 1 Large Bay Leaf
  3. 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  4. 2 Large Garlic Cloves minced
  5. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  6. 1 tablespoon Siracha (or any hot sauce you like) (optional) 
  7. 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  8. 1 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  9. A dash of Allspice
  10. Juice of 1/2 a Lime
  11. 1 teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  12. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  13. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  14. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  15. 1 Tablespoon Water

Garnish for your Meat- Toasted Sesame Seeds, Chopped Scallions


  1. Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, Siracha, ginger, Mustard powder, allspice, 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. Add the Lime juice and Honey towards the end so the flavor kicks up a notch. Remove the bay leaf.
  3. Brush some sauce on your meat while it is cooking and baste it throughout the cooking period. After the meat is cooked sauce the meat to your liking and then stick it under the broiler to caramelize and then baste a little extra sauce on the meat afterwards to moisten it. When the meat is done, Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallions over the top. Enjoy!