Rhubarb Barbeque Sauce

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2022 Fired Up grilling demonstration.**


  • 5 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 3 1/3 cup water
  • 5 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cup ketchup
  • 3 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. In a small saucepan, bring rhubarb and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, or until tender, 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  2. Place rhubarb in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In the same saucepan, cook onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Whisk in rhubarb puree until blended. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Use as a basting sauce for grilled meats. Store in the refrigerator.