5 from 1 vote
Black Bean Sauce—Homemade Spicy Version
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Black Bean Sauce—Homemade Spicy Version
Course: Sauce and paste
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Black Bean
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 cup fermented black bean
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chili pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Stir fry the fermented black bean in pan without oil for around 1 to 2 minutes until they are separated from each other. Transfer out.
  2. Pour around 1 cup of vegetable oil in wok or pan; add chopped garlic cloves to stir fry over medium fire until you can smell the aroma. Add fried fermented black beans. Use slow fire to continue frying for 5~8 minutes.
  3. Add roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, chili pepper powder and Chinese five spice powder in. Mix well.
  4. Add sugar and light soy sauce in. Combine well. Remove from fire to cool down.
  5. Transfer to airtight container for around 1 or 2 days so all the ingredients can combine well.
  6. Serve directly as appetizers, with steamed rice or apply in recipes.
Recipe Notes
  1. This yummy black bean sauce can be kept for months in airtight container if the content is well soaked with oil.
  2. If you want to add mushrooms, chicken or beef, do deep-frying or roast them to remove the water.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Sauce—Homemade Spicy Version
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 132mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.