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Making BBQ sauce out of what's in the garden

Lynn Archer loves to experiment with ingredients; which is how she found rhubarb barbecue sauce.
Credit: NCM

PORTLAND, Maine — Ingredients

  • 2 cups or so of chopped Rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar


Cook down the Rhubarb with sugar & a pinch of salt till smooth - 'bout 30 mins - in a sauté pan sauté onion 'til light brown in EVOO.

Add garlic 'til soft. Add rhubarb and the rest of the ingredients; simmer around 30 mins, stirring occasionally. Use on Chicken, Pork, Steak Tips, Jumbo Shrimp, or Steak Fish like Swordfish or Halibut.

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