Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Rotel Sauce

This sweet and spicy sauce made from Rotel tomatoes, and seasoned with brown sugar, mustard and Cajun seasoning, is a perfect all purpose sauce for meat, poultry, pork or fish.

Sweet and Spicy Rotel Sauce

This is a wonderful, all purpose tomato sauce, perfect for spooning over meatloaf, or just about any meat, poultry, pork or fish. Made with brown sugar, chunky RO*TEL tomatoes, spicy horseradish mustard and my favorite Cajun seasoning, it's a great balance between spicy and sweet and a perfect accent. We love it, and I think it will become a favorite sauce for you too.

Here's how to make it.

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Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Rotel Sauce

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 5 min |Cook time: 10 min | Yield: About 1 cup

  • 1 can of Rotel chunky style diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon spicy mustard (like Emeril's)
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama) optional
In a small saucepan, combine the tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer until heated through and thickened. Spoon hot sauce over slices of meatloaf or other meat, poultry, pork or fish.

*Emeril's Spicy Mustard contains: Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Horseradish Powder and Red Pepper

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  1. I like the sound of this, it would go great on my fire roasted meat loaf that I do. I like that extra kick!

  2. I keep forgetting! I've got to get on this!

  3. Your sauced meatloaf sounds wonderful Mary. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. sounds great. yum. will have to try this very soon

  5. What a nice twist for the traditional meatloaf dish! Sauce sounds fantastic!

  6. You have the best recipes! Love how you use a can of ROTEL! I'm making my submission tomorrow. Can't wait!

  7. This is a WINNER! I made this a few weeks ago, and forgot to tell you my hubby loved this on my meatloaf. He normally drowns things in ketchup, he put the ketchup aside and even ate meatloaf leftovers with the sauce. Normally, I am the only one eating leftover meatloaf... we have been together 8 yrs and I have never seen it until now. Thanks you've done it again! :D

  8. Mary, I forgot to tell you my hubby LOVED this! Normally, meatloaf is really for me, and he drowns it in ketchup and puts up with it. Not this time, he even ate it for leftovers. 'It's a meatloaf miracle' :D

  9. Hi....I put your recipe and your blog on my last post. I LOVE this sauce and its great on my meatloaf...http://atnannstable.blogspot.com/2012/02/way-to-mans-heart.html.

    Also I am now following you. I love your site.

    Thanks so much,


  10. Enjoying your recipes. Last night I made a variation of your Hamburger Steak with Creamy Onion Gravy with some pre-made Black Angus patties. I added 8 oz. of sliced mushrooms. It was delicious.
    A couple of weeks ago we drove the 50 miles to Niagara Falls, NY to buy some Rotel Tomatoes, which are not available in Canada. I hoped to find some Slap Ya Mama, but I guess I'll have to head further south to find some of that seasoning. In the meantime I make do with the Cajun seasoning that is available in Canada.
    Tonight I'm making Chicken Parmesan with Sweet & Spicy Rotel Sauce and Pasta.
    I'll be back for more !!!

    1. Thanks so much! Rotel is pretty much just diced tomatoes with green chilies so you can do a homemade version pretty easily. They have quite a few levels of heat from mild to fiery.


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