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Spicy Rhubarbecue Sauce

This spicy Rhubarbecue sauce is the perfect topping for BBQ chicken, steak and even pulled pork! Plus, it’s a great way to use up the rhubarb harvest from your garden! Spicy Rhubarb BBQ Sauce Recipe - Food Life Design

Hello – I hope you’re doing awesome today! As I mentioned the other day, my rhubarb patch has been growing like crazy and Rhubarbecue sauce was high on my canning list this year.

My step-mother absolutely loves it and has put in a special request for it to be in their Christmas gift boxes.

Of course, I had to make it!

The recipe I used last year, was really good!

We all enjoyed it and I never would have thought to make BBQ sauce from rhubarb if I hadn’t found that recipe!

But, we generally like our BBQ sauce a little spicier around here.

So, with just a few tweaks to the recipe, I was able to give this yummy Rhubarbecue sauce a little more bite without altering the flavor too much.

And man is it good!

If you didn’t know it had rhubarb in it, you would never in a million years guess.

But, there’s just something about the flavor that you wouldn’t get without it.

So, if you’re looking for a way to use up some of that excess rhubarb, then don’t hesitate to give this Spicy Rhubarbecue sauce a try!

It might just become your new favorite!

Here’s the recipe:

Before you get started: Be sure to read instructions here for safe canning methods and find your appropriate canning time in the table shown here.

Spicy Rhubarbecue Sauce - Food Life Design

Yield: 5 PINTS

Spicy Rhubarbecue Sauce

Spicy Rhubarb BBQ Sauce - Food Life Design


  • 8 cups rhubarb, diced
  • 3 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil on high temperature and stir constantly until the rhubarb is soft.
  2. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. Or let cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a standard blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Return to pot and heat to boiling on high temperature.
  4. Turn the temperature down to low and continue to simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Fill sterilized jars. Wipe rims clean and cover with lids and rings.
  6. Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.

Spicy Rhubarbecue Sauce Recipe - Food Life Design

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