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Emeril's Simple Barbecue Sauce

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Add some sauce to your sizzle with this simple barbecue sauce from chef Emeril Lagasse.


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Cooking Directions

    In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

    Yield: 2 cups

    Recipes courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food of Love Productions, 2008

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: onions, ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar

    Course: Sauces and marinades

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