Hoisin BBQ Sauce

You can use hoisin sauce alone as a glaze for grilled chicken and pork – but if you want something a little more like traditional BBQ, try your hand at a DIY hoisin BBQ sauce. It pairs the sweetness and spiciness of hoisin with the tang of ketchup. There’s also a hint of the exotic with a touch of soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. It’s a flavor combo that actually pairs very well with the hint of smokiness you get from grilling.

Hoisin BBQ Sauce
Hoisin BBQ Sauce

We like it with a little Sriracha sauce for a little extra heat, but that’s totally optional. This barbecue sauce is perfect for grilled pork, and it also works really well with grilled chicken. So if you’re ready for a BBQ sauce that’s a little outside-the-box, give it a shot.

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Hoisin BBQ Sauce

Hoisin BBQ Sauce

An exotic sweet and spicy taste
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 8 servings
Calories 41 kcal


  • 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce optional


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until fully combined.


The Sriracha is optional – more to provide an additional bump up in heat than to add to the overall flavor. Sriracha is the best hot sauce for this in this recipe (don’t use a hot sauce with a strong vinegar base). Another option is to use a quarter or half teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder. Be sure to stir the sauce well to fully mix in the cayenne if you go that route.


Calories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 561mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Hoisin Sauce, Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 21, 2024 to include new content.
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