Rhubarb Barbeque Sauce

Rhubarb Barbeque Sauce

Mike McLane 0

"Since my stepmother is allergic to tomatoes, I needed a good barbeque sauce that has no tomato. So here I am depending on the rhubarb to give me that tang. Makes a unique sauce. Add the liquid smoke flavoring if you aren't grilling with real smoke."


1 h 10 m servings 53 cals
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Original recipe yields 28 servings



  • Calories:
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine rhubarb, soda, apple cider vinegar, sweet onion, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, cinnamon, allspice, salt, black pepper, cloves, ground chipotle, garlic powder, and liquid smoke in a saucepan; bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rhubarb and onion are very soft, about 45 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Pour the sauce into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and pulse a few times to get the sauce moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches if necessary until sauce is smooth.
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  1. 10 Ratings


Okay, I really like this. I used Pepsi Max and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Used smoked chipolte hot sauce in place of powder. Skipped the liquid smoke and added 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika. ...

I love a tangy, vinegar based bbq sauce. I love rhubarb and enjoy trying it in a new way every year in addition to the old favorites. This, is totally going to be an old favorite. I did not...

I did not care for this recipe.

Fantastic !!! What a refreshing change from traditional BBQ sauce ! I didn't have clove or chipolte pepper so I omitted that and added just a dash of Liquid Smoke. I've used this sauce on Salm...

Omg!! What a fabulous taste this has. I am tired of desert's made with rhubarb. This is the BEST sauce ever and so easy!! I'm a Canadian who now lives and is a citizen of the good old USA. My Ca...

LOVED IT. Something else to do with rhubarb. I followed the recipe except that I did add cornstarch to thicken it a little. I didn't have chipotle for one batch so used cayenne pepper. I ...

Awesome! I don't usually write reviews but after making this recipe I had to. With a big patch of rhubarb, I was getting tired of pies,and jams and thought I would give this recipe a try. I didn...

Very tasty way to use up some rhubarb! I left out the allspice and chipotle powder because I didn't have any on hand and instead added a generous sprinkle of cajun powder and paprika. I also u...

I'm super excited to try this on food. We just got done making it without the liquid smoke (didn't have any on hand)it was a little sweet so we added a 1/4 t. of dried habanero after we blended...