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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Most store-bought sauces contain high-fructose corn syrup and other artificial ingredients and preservatives. Try this healthy, sweet, and spicy sauce instead.
a jar of rhubarb bbq sauce
  • Yield 32 servings
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 5 large rhubarb stalks
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbs. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbs. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper


In a pan, simmer the rhubarb, onion, and garlic for about 10 minutes, or until everything is soft. Blend in a food processor or blender.
Add the mixture back to the pan along with the remaining ingredients. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
The Life Time Foundation Team


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