Not too long ago, I did a review of the Cajun Sweet Applewood Jalapeno BBQ Sauce on some burgers. They turned out really well. So I turned my attention to another one of the offerings from Daigle Family Co. — Cajun Sweet Pecan Garlic BBQ Sauce. This sauce placed 2nd in the BBQ Blast Sauce Contest, so it’s bound to be good!
I’ve previously given some background history on Daigle Family Co., so I’m going to jump right in to the sauce review.
The sauce has a deep, dark brown color that portrays sweetness, and it has a sweet and slightly smokey aroma. It pours out nice and thick, and a closer look reveals the various spices contained in the sauce.
A taste test reveals indeed that the sauce has a nice balance of sweet and smokey flavor profiles. Unlike its sibling (the Cajun Sweet Applewood Jalapeno BBQ Sauce), this sauce contains no traces of heat. So it is safe for most palates. This looks to be a solid KC-style sauce.
To the Meat of the Matter
This sauce seemed like a very versatile sauce, so I decided to try it on a couple of different meats. First up was chicken leg quarters. They were seasoned with A.P. Rub from Draper’s BBQ before going on to the grill. They were cooked for 5-10 minutes skin-side down before flipping and saucing.
The other way I used this sauce was on one of my favorite meats to cook on the grill — pork chops. They were seasoned with Bigmista’s BBQ Perfect Pork Rub (review on the rub can be found here as well as how I cooked the chops). You can see below that the 2 chops on the right were sauced using the Cajun Sweet Pecan Garlic BBQ Sauce.
In both test scenarios, I got the same result. The sauce imparted a nice sweetness to the meat without being too overwhelming. When cooked on the meat, the sauce thickened up very nicely. It gave the meat a nice color that looks very appealing. This sauce does not try to impart a lot of complex flavors, but the flavors it does impart it does a very good job of doing so. For those of you who are fans of Sweet Baby Ray’s, you will definitely like this sauce!