Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce

This is my take on a traditional sweet and tangy Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce. You will love this Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce over salad, rice or noodle bowls. Traditionally very high in sugar, this recipe cuts the sugar significantly without sacrificing flavor. Also comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Try your Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce served over tofu in my Korean BBQ Bowls.

Healthy Korean BBQ Bowls

Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce

This Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce is the perfect amount of sweet and tangy. Adds tons of flavor to your salad, rice or noodle bowls.
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Cook Time 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Korean


  • 1/3 cup Gochujang sauce (Korean chili paste)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 inches ginger , minced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 limes , juiced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bourbon


  • Add all ingredients to a sauce pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Try served over tofu in my Korean BBQ Bowls.


Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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