Bulgogi Sauce | Korean BBQ Sauce
Bulgogi sauce is a Korean BBQ sauce or marinade with a slightly sweet, umami flavor. Use this recipe to make the Korean condiment at home!
- ½ cup soy sauce or light soy sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (See Note 1)
- 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (approximately 2-inch piece, peeled)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 4 scallions (green onions) trimmed and roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon Gochujang (optional for heat)
Using a blender or stick blender, purée all the marinade ingredients together until smooth. Use as-is as a marinade for bulgogi beef or other meat.
To use as a dipping sauce, add marinade to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until marinade reduces and thickens to desired consistency. Allow sauce to cool before using.
- Traditionally an Asian pear is used, if they are hard to find, a sweet Bosc pear or apple works. I often times use applesauce if on hand as well.
- Recipe yields 1 ¾ cups of marinade (enough for 2-3 pounds of meat), or when reduced, approximately 1 ¼ cups (20 Tbsp) of sauce.
- Nutritional information shown is for 10 servings (2 tablespoon each) of sauce.
Serving: 2tablespoon | Sodium: 652mg | Calcium: 30mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 4IU | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 68mg | Calories: 91kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 14g | Iron: 1mg