Quick Korean Flavored Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

To balance the sweetness of bottled sauce, fermented Korean chili condiments lend a strong earthy heat. Salty soy sauce, a splash of fish sauce, and a tiny amount of sesame oil round out the flavor.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 12 servings
Makes: 1 1/2 cups

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  • 18 ounces bottled barbecue sauce (1 1/2 cups), preferably KC Masterpiece

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon ssamjang

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, ssamjang, gochujang, fish sauce, and sesame oil. Use immediately or pour back in bottle and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
72 Calories
1g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 650mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 98mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)