I created this sauce in my own kitchen with ingredients I already had in my cupboard. The results are delicious and it has become a staple in my home. This recipe can easily be doubled. Try using it for dipping katsu chicken and egg rolls, or use it as a substitute for barbeque sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sherry, sugar, garlic powder, and ginger in a microwave-safe coffee mug or glass measuring cup. Stir well with a fork and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir again and set aside.

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  • Let stand for 1 hour to allow the flavors to incorporate.

Nutrition Facts

66.6 calories; 1.1 g protein; 15.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 770.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2012
Good base but needed some tweaking. I'm a Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce fan. My next batch I think I will use 3/4 c. ketchup and 1/4 c. either apricot or plum puree. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2014
I've never had Tonkatsu before and this recipe isn't going to make me want to try it again. I suppose I'm just not a Tonkatsu fan however DH liked it so it didn't go to waste. I served it with Katsu Chicken jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Overall it wasn't inedible but nothing I'll be trying again soon. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2012
Good base but needed some tweaking. I'm a Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce fan. My next batch I think I will use 3/4 c. ketchup and 1/4 c. either apricot or plum puree. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
Lucy you hit the ball out of the park with this ton katsu sauce - better than the rather expensive Japanese bottled version. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
I made my first batch last night on a whim. I didn't have dry sherry so substituted apple cider vinegar. It was hard to leave it sitting for an hour for the flavors to meld because the first taste after stirring/heating was really good! This is a definite keeper! I might try adding additional ground ginger or a dash of hot sauce/ground cayenne next time for a little more zip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
Pretty fantastic tasting sauce and I'm a huge bottled sauce fan! Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2014
I've never had Tonkatsu before and this recipe isn't going to make me want to try it again. I suppose I'm just not a Tonkatsu fan however DH liked it so it didn't go to waste. I served it with Katsu Chicken jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Overall it wasn't inedible but nothing I'll be trying again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
Made it twice now first go was following the recipe and having no more wine left made a batch with a sweet Sake and I like both. Simple enough to make and the next batch will be a quadruple batch cause it's good on eggs chicken pork pretty much universal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
Good enough to put Ki an out of business! Did not have sherry so I used marsala wine instead and it worked out just fine. I can't believe just how incredibly easy this is to make and like Lucy said all from stuff you already have in the kitchen. My Tonkatsu sauce buying days are behind me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
This was too easy and tasted great. Makes it 5 stars in my book! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2013
I've never had Tonkatsu sauce so I have nothing to compare this to but it was delicious! I didn't heat mine in the micro but rather simmered on the stove for about 20 mins. so the flavors could meld. Absolutely loved it although my other half would prefer a touch less ketchup. What does he know lol. Thanks!:o) Read More
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