Korean Spice Blend

This spice rub has become one of our favorites in my family.

It’s awesome sprinkled generously on ribs and chicken wings before grilling. Because it has brown sugar in it, it makes a great dry rub for meats. Our favorites are chicken wings and baby back ribs! Recently, I made party favors of this spice blend with my granddaughters, and I’ve already had requests for more! I haven’t been able to find gochugaru pepper flakes in a regular grocery store, but you can get it here. There is no substitute, so I really recommend buying some. It’s not too hot and you’ll probably find yourself using it in places you never thought of.

You can add it into ground meat for burgers and meatloaf. Try my Korean meatball recipe for a new twist on an old favorite!

Korean Spice Blend

Korean Spice Blend

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Spice Mix, World Recipes
Cuisine Korean


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp gochugaru This is a Korean chili flake
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Store in air tight container for up to 3 months.


You can find gochugaru in Asian markets or click here.
Keyword Gochugaru, Spicy

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