Recipe by Mike McLane
"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."
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fresh rhubarb, trimmed and chopped
1 (12 fl oz) can
almond-fruit flavored soda (such as Dr Pepper®)
apple cider vinegar
sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped
ground black pepper
ground dried chipotle pepper
liquid smoke flavoring
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 thickened it a bit after I pureed the sauce with about 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch disloved in a small amount of the sauce. Stirred into remaining sauce, heated until just to start to boil and thicken. Stir constantly to prevent burning.
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 have Dr pepper or Worcestershire sauce on hand so I used a can of Pepsi and red wine vinegar instead. Delicious! Tangy, but not overpowering. Excellent on pulled pork sandwiches. I must stop at the store tonight to pick up some more rhubarb as well as the correct indigents to make more of this wonderful sauce for canning and use throughout the summer.
Thank you so much for a completely different use and way of looking at the ‘pie plant’.
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 Salmon, chicken and veggie burgers. Thank you SO much, an absolute keeper.
I'm super excited to try this on food. We just got done making it without the liquid smoke (didnt have any on hand)it was a little sweet so we added a 1/4 t. of dried habanero after we blended it and brought it back to a boil to thicken it up a little more to can it. We also doubled the recipe to share with family and friends. Thanks so much for a great alternative to rhubarb pies. To hot to turn the oven on today so this was a perfect way to use up our fresh rhubarb.
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 Canadian friends think it tastes like HP sauce and the Americans think it tastes like Lea & Perrins steak sauce!!! Wow again yummy!! I used Dr Pepper for the almond taste! Try it! You'll live it too!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rhubarb Barbeque Sauce
Serving Size: 1/28 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 28
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
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