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Easy Homemade Hoisin Sauce

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This easy homemade hoisin sauce recipe uses common pantry ingredients. I love the sweet and salty flavor and the best part is you can make it as spicy as you want it.

One of the most popular recipes on my blog that uses hoisin sauce is Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles. One of the things that people have said is that the amount of hoisin sauce used causes the sodium levels to be quite high. It's still delicious, but some find the salt level to be too much.

Now, with this homemade version of hoisin sauce, it makes the salt level perfect and the dish is even more beautiful now with this sauce in place of the store-bought hoisin.

Hoisin sauce is usually made with fermented soybean paste, but peanut butter offers a better flavor in my opinion, so that is how I am making mine.

What You Need to Make Homemade Hoisin Sauce

  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Fresh garlic
  • Honey
  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Sriracha
  • Cornstarch

How To Make Hoisin Sauce

First, add all of the ingredients to a small pot, except for the cornstarch – soy sauce, rice vinegar, peanut butter, garlic, honey, Chinese Five Spice Powder, and sriracha.

Heat to medium heat and warm through, stirring, until the ingredients combine.

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water, until the cornstarch dissolves.

Pour the cornstarch and water mixture into the hoisin saucepot and whisk until well combined.

Heat for another 1-2 minutes, until the hoisin sauce thickens.

Use it in your favorite recipes like my 20-minute Mongolian ground beef or as a dipping sauce for Chinese night.

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Yield: 1 cup

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

This homemade hoisin sauce recipe is easy to whip together with common pantry ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder use more as desired
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of water


    1. Add all of the ingredients except for the cornstarch and water to a medium saucepan.
    2. Heat to medium heat and stir until the ingredients combine.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with the water until the cornstarch dissolves.
    4. Pour the cornstarch and water mixture into the hoisin saucepan and whisk until well combined.
    5. Heat for another 1-2 minutes, until the hoisin sauce thickens.
    6. Let cool and store in an air-tight container in the fridge. The sauce will last for two weeks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Sunday 4th of December 2022

OK, so this recipe looks off from the get-go. Whats with all the duplicated ingredients?

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 5th of December 2022

I am not sure why it duplicated the ingredients but I have fixed it so it should be fine now. So sorry about that!

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