Spicy Cajun Sauce

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes


This is a quick and easy topping for anything from grains, potatoes, polenta or griddle cakes. It is easy to vary by changing the kind of tomatoes and/or beans used.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 14 ounce cans Cajun-style stewed tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • dash or two hot sauce


Place the onion and water in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens slightly about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and cook for about 10 minutes until flavors are well blended. Serve hot.

Hint: To make a thicker sauce, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water. Add to the sauce and cook and stir until thickened.