Emeril's Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: About 2 cups
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1 onion, minced

2 to 3 jalapeno peppers, minced

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup water

2 cups ketchup

2 cups brown sugar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Salt and black pepper


  1. In a saucepan saute onion and peppers in vegetable oil for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic, water, ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce and stir well to combine. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, just until flavors are melded.