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Bottle of Korean BBQ dipping sauce.

Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce Recipe

My easy-to-make Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce all the bold flavor and umami flavor of the best store-bought brand without all the corn syrup and preservatives.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Korean
Keyword barbecue, BBQ, dipping sauce, Korean
Budget Cheap
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 98kcal


  • Food processor mini food processor works fine
  • Small saucepan


  • 1 small Bosc Pear peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tablespoon ginger minced
  • ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Mirin
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili oil or Sriracha
  • 1 green onion minced


  • Chop pear, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, and pear to a food processor along with ¼ cup water.
  • Add the brown sugar and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour the puree from the food processor into a small saucepan.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (soy sauce, Mirin, rice vinegar, black pepper, crushed red pepper, toasted sesame oil, chili oil, and minced green onion).
  • Simmer 10-12 min on low heat to thicken. When the sauce reaches the desired consistency, remove from heat and cool completely before putting into a clean glass jar. Makes approximately 1 pint.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg