This black pepper sauce is a classic Asian-style sauce. Perfect to pair up with barbequed/grilled meat like steak, chicken, or shrimp. Plus, it is an excellent addition to your backyard grilling day.
Just with a few primary ingredients, you could make this fantastic black pepper sauce. And undoubtedly, you will regret not trying it earlier.
Slather over the meat or vegetables and witness the delicious transformation.
This sauce is a simple adaptation to the Hong Kong-style black pepper sauce. And this tastes sweet and savory with mild spice. This tasty sauce is also excellent for dipping dumplings or tofu.
Similarly, if you are looking for spicy condiments? this Asian inspired condiment-black pepper sauce has a bit of everything: citrusy, sweet, savory, and salty in a delectable way.
The goodness of this recipe is simple and easy to make in under 10 minutes. My family uses this sauce primarily as a glaze for the meat, often as a salad dressing or as a finishing sauce for the noodles.
What is black pepper sauce?
From the name, it's clear that the vital ingredient of this recipe is the ground black pepper. So, yes, this sauce is versatile, with an umami flavor and a wholesome taste. Just drizzle over pork chops or steak or whip up a dinner meal with noodles, the choice is yours.
Onion. Shallots or white onions work perfectly here.
Garlic. How can we miss garlic when we make an Asian-style recipe? Freshly minced garlic is the secret behind this delicious sauce.
Chicken broth. Chicken broth gives the sauce a body and adds an intense flavor.
Brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a golden color and a mild sweetness to the finished sauce. blends with all of the ingredients in this black pepper sauce recipe.
Worchester sauce. This sauce is an excellent combination of sweet, savory, and tanginess.
Soy sauce. Can't skip this sauce when making Asian-style sauce.
Tomato paste. Gives a rich tomato flavor. It's good to swap with tomato puree or tomato ketchup.
Cornstarch. A thickening agent that has a neutral flavor. In this black pepper sauce recipe, cornstarch is good to substitute with all-purpose flour.
How to make black pepper sauce?
In the small mixing bowl, add chicken broth, brown sugar, Worcester sauce, soy sauce, tomato paste, cornstarch, and black pepper. Stir until all the ingredients are combined together. And to keep aside.
Place a pan on medium heat; add vegetable oil, minced garlic, and chopped onion.
Stir until the onion turns soft.
Add the liquid mixture and continue to stir until the sauce turns glossy and turns to a flowy consistency.
And enjoy it by serving over the main meal.
Refrigerate. Store the leftover black pepper sauce in an airtight container for up to three days.
To freeze. Use a freezer-safe storage container for storing up to two months.
To reheat. Quickly reheat in the microwave for 15 seconds in intervals or until it turns warm. Add water to dilute if it turns too thick in consistency.
To thaw. Leave it overnight in the refrigerator or gently reheat it in the microwave.
How to Serve?
Vegetables. Smear over the steamed or sautéed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, and more.
Rice. Steamed white rice or brown rice combo also tastes delicious.
Recommended tools to make this recipe
Saucepan. Great for simmering that allows the flavors to meld, that works beautifully in this black pepper sauce recipe.
Whisk. This will be used to mix the ingredients, which is great with a good grip.
Measuring spoons. To ensure the perfect balance of ingredients.
Printable recipe card
Black pepper sauce
- In a mixing bowl, combine black pepper crushed, brown sugar, Worchester sauce, soy sauce, tomato paste, cornstarch. Set aside.
- Over medium heat place a pan and add vegetable oil, chopped onion, and minced garlic.
- Saute until onion turns soft.
- Add the liquid mixture and stir continuously until the sauce turns flowy consistency.
- Remove it from the fire and enjoy!!