Soy Sauce Substitute
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Whether you've run out of soy sauce or avoid it for health reasons, this homemade sauce is the perfect soy sauce substitute. It's quick and easy to make and gives you that familiar taste you're looking for.
Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1½ cups beef broth or chicken broth (preferably homemade*)
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (OR apple cider / red wine vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons unsulphured molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • unrefined sea salt, to taste (can be adjusted to suit your tastes)
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together all of the ingredients, except salt. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil gently until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup, for about 15 minutes.
  2. Taste sauce and season as needed with sea salt, until desired saltiness is reached.
  3. Store the sauce tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake before using.
*Beef broth will give the soy sauce substitute a more authentic flavor. Homemade beef broth is the best due to the high nutrition and mineral content. Luckily it's easy to make your own beef broth.

TIP: Use as a substitute for Soy Sauce or Worcestershire Sauce. This sauce also makes a great "stir-fry" sauce when thickened with a little arrowroot or corn starch.
Recipe by Cooking God's Way at