I have a rather large red rhubarb plant growing in my yard.
I usually gravitate toward sweet treats when I cook with rhubarb, but this time I decided to go savory.
I came across the recipe for rhubarb BBQ and I could not get it out my head! I knew that it would either be delicious or horrifying. Since my plant was looking waaaay overgrown (and I was having a huge group of people over), I went ahead and tried it!
And ermergerd. It is delicious! The rhubarb lends a slight tartness to the BBQ without being overwhelming. In fact, if you didn’t know there was rhubarb in the sauce, you’d never detect it. The tartness blends right in with the sweetness from the molasses and sugar and the spiciness from the chipotle peppers.
I’ve been using this sauce on everything! Lil’ Smokies, BBQ chicken, fries, burgers, everything! Good thing my rhubarb plant is still huge, because I’m going to be making it all summer long!