Quickie Tonkatsu Sauce

I love slightly sweet, slightly tangy Tonkatsu Sauce, but it can be a little hard to find, depending on where you live. Of course, there’s always Amazon, lol, but boy do I have to try to stay away from there if you know what I mean. My cupboards would be bursting, my bank account empty!

Tonkatsu Sauce
Tonkatsu Sauce

If you haven’t had Tonkatsu sauce, some describe it as a kind of Japanese barbecue or Worcestershire sauce. It’s deep umami flavor won me over.

Now some versions start entirely from scratch, cararmelizing all kinds of veggies, and I’m sure they’re out of this world fantastic. I didn’t have the time for a “project” so came up with a quickie version – a bit of a cheat but oh, so good!

Tonkatsu Sauce
Tonkatsu Sauce

Drizzle this over Tonkatsu, a breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet, or find your own use for it as a dipping sauce. Use it anywhere you might use a barbecue, sauce, too.

I used it last week when I made Grilled Vegetables to go with a Teriyaki Marinated Steak. Feel free to fiddle a bit and adjust this to your taste; the Coleman’s mustard powder is nice in here for just a bit of zip. Enjoy!

Tonkatsu Sauce
Tonkatsu Sauce

Quick Tonkatsu Sauce

  • Servings: abt 1/2 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Mix all ingredients together. Chill.

from the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com


Today, of course, I’ll be linking to our very own Throwback Thursday Link Party, hosted by Quinn of Dad What’s for Dinner, Meaghan of 4 Sons are Us, Alli of Tornadough, Carlee from Cooking with Carlee and Moi! That’s right – me!

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And, as I do almost every Friday, I’ll be linking up to Angie’s Fiesta Friday Number 130! Many of my fave bloggers hang out there every weekend and this week’s co-hosts are  Judi @ cookingwithauntjuju and Petra @ Food Eat Love.

This week I’m visiting Saucy Saturdays and linking up! It’s always a fun line up of bloggers and linkers.


34 thoughts on “Quickie Tonkatsu Sauce”

  1. I absolutely love the sound of your sauce! Sometimes, taking a shortcut is all worth it and oh my, I have to make this! What a lovely dish to share! Happy FF and have a great week 🙂

    1. Thanks Petra! I love to cook and sometimes I think the more complicated, the more ingredients and the more time something takes makes it “more better!” Not always true! 🙂

  2. I have never heard of this kind of sauce before, and really enjoyed reading and learning about it. I adore all kinds of sauces. My overflowing refrigerator is testament to this! 🙂 I’m sure I would love this one, looking at the ingredients. I bet the mirin adds a nice flavor. Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday and letting us try it!

  3. I keep all of this on hand but mirin. I am going to have to give this a try! The Asian section of our grocery stores isn’t very large at all, so I have to grab stuff when I’m out of town or try to make my own!

  4. Yum, it looks delicious, Mollie! I needed Tonkatsu the other day and I ended up not making the recipe because I didn’t feel like searching around for it. Thanks for this lovely and easy recipe! 😀

    1. Me too!! I love to cook, so sometimes I find it fun to just take a morning or an afternoon and piddle around with something, but sometimes you just have go eat, lol!! 🙂

    1. My pleasure, Kathryn! Sometimes I feel like I have to wait forever for the newest “hit” ingredients to make it to our grocery stores! That’s new to “me” ingredients, anyway. I remember how I couldn’t wait to try Panko breadcrumbs. I’d heard about them for years and years before they were in the store, lol!

      This is at least something that’s pretty easy to duplicate! 🙂

      1. Oh my! I guess when I started using Panko it was already in the stores, but I only started food blogging 5 years ago. I always cooked before then but not to the extent that I do now and had never followed a foodie blog in my life until I started blogging. A whole new world opened up to me for ingredients and cooking!

        1. Me, too! I started about six, but I was a slow starter – I’ve learned so much, but what was really unexpected? Friendships and camaraderie and support and the generosity of so many people!! 🙂

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