Cajun Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Spice up your barbecue with some Cajun spice!
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Cajun BBQ Sauce Recipe
It's always barbecue season! Spice it up with some extra cajun flavor.

Enjoy the flavors of barbecue with a Cajun twist. This recipe is provided by Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine.

Ingredients for Cajun Barbecue Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large red onions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped (optional)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • ½ cup Steen’s molasses
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 quarts rich broth, your choice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup cane vinegar
  • 1 lemon, quartered and seeded
  • 1 orange, quartered and seeded

Method of Preparation

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add red onions, bell pepper, jalapeños (if using), and garlic; sauté 5 minutes to sweat.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, molasses, paprika, chili powder, and oregano; cook 5 minutes, while stirring constantly. Deglaze with 1 cup broth.

Pour into a slow cooker with remaining broth, bay leaves, cane vinegar, and lemon and orange slices. Place heat on low, cover with lid, and simmer for 7 hours.

Remove lid to allow evaporation, increase heat to high, and simmer about 1 hour or until mixture has reduced and is thick. Remove bay leaves. Purée if desired. Taste; adjust flavor with extra seasoning, molasses, and vinegar. Makes about 2 quarts.

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