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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Yields1 Serving

Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

 2-3 large stalks of rhubarb, chopped (about 2 cups)
 3/4 cup water
 1 onion, finely chopped
 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
 1 cup ketchup
 1/2 cup pure maple or golden syrup
 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
 1/4 cup apple cider or rice vinegar
 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
 1 Tbsp. grainy mustard

In a small saucepan, bring the rhubarb and water to a simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the rhubarb is very soft. Pour into a bowl and set aside.


In the same saucepan, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat and cook the onion for 3-4 minutes, until soft; add the garlic and cook for another minute or two. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer; cook for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture thickens. Puree with a hand-held immersion blender or cool and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Use as you would any barbecue sauce - on grilled meats, in baked beans or drizzled on burgers.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Makes about 2 cups.