Barbecue Sauce (Cajun)

Barbecue Sauce (Cajun)

The seasoning makes can be prepared and placed in a jar with a tight fitting lid. The barbecue sauce can also be made and put in a jar or bottle and kept in your refrigerator for about a month.

 Both of these recipes are better than store-bought.


-Sweet Mama Janisse


For 1 Batch(es) ()


  • 0.5 pound(s) bacon, minced
  • 1.5 cup(s) chopped onions
  • 2 cup(s) pork, beef or chicken stock
  • 1.5 cup(s) bottled chili sauce
  • 1 cup(s) honey
  • 0.75 cup(s) dry roasted pecans
  • 5 teaspoon(s) orange juice
  • rind and pulp from 1/2 orange
  • 2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Tabasco sauce
  • 4 teaspoon(s) unsalted butter


  • 1.5 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) white pepper
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) ground cayenne pepper

Barbecue Sauce (Cajun) Directions

  1. Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan fry the bacon over high heat until crisp. Stir in the onions, cover pan, and continue cooking until onions are dark brown, but not burned, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the seasoning mix and cook about 1 minute.
  4. Add the stock, chili sauce, honey, pecans, orange juice, lemon juice, orange and lemon rinds and pulp, garlic, and Tobasco, stirring well. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove orange and lemon rinds. Continue cooking and stirring about 15 minutes more to let the flavors marry. Add the butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  6. Let cool about 30 minutes, then pour into a food processor or blender and process until pecans and bacon are finely chopped, about 10 to 15 seconds. This sauce may be used to barbecue chicken, pork or ribs.
  7. Makes about 5 Cups.
Tags:  Cajun, BBQ, sauce