Cajun BBQ Sauces and Rubs

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Cajun BBQ Sauce

1 t  black pepper
       1 t  kosher salt
       1 t  onion powder
       1 t  garlic powder
     1/2 t  white pepper
     1/2 t  cayenne
     1/2 lb sliced bacon
       1 c  onion
       2 c  beef stock
       1 c  chili sauce
       1 c  honey
       5 t  fresh orange juice
       1 t  orange zest
       2 t  fresh lemon juice
       1 t  lemon zest
       2 t  garlic puree
     1/4 c  unsalted butter
combine salt, peppers, onion powder, and garlic powder-mix well and set
 cook bacon until crisp
 add onions, cover, and cook until browned, without burning add dry spice
 mixture, heat and stir for 1 minute
 add remaining ingredients
 heat and stir for 20-25 minutes
 pour into a food processor
 process to a smooth puree
 use as a mopping sauce
 serve hot or warm as a dipping sauce


Cajun Rub
Keep this peppery rub on hand to spice up pork, chicken, or seafood.


   1-1/2  teaspoons ground white pepper
   1-1/2  teaspoons ground black pepper
   1  teaspoon ground red pepper
   1  teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
   1  teaspoon onion powder
   1  teaspoon garlic powder
   1/2  teaspoon salt


1. Stir together the white pepper, black pepper, red pepper, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
2. To use, sprinkle mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes 7 teaspoons (enough for about 3-1/2 pounds of pork, chicken, or seafood).