Yesterday I picked what I think will be the last of the rhubarb harvest. Rhubarb enjoys cooler weather and we have definitely moved into the hot days of summer. I have a rather large pile of rhubarb sitting on my counter and the question is what to do with it?

Last rhubarb harvest.

Last rhubarb harvest.

I will freeze some to use later. Freezing rhubarb is so easy. You just slice it up and place it into freezer bags to use at some later point.

Rhubarb for the freezer.

Rhubarb for the freezer.

However I don’t want a freezer full of rhubarb so I will make my famous Rhubarbeque Sauce, which we all just love! The formal name for this sauce is actually Victoria Sauce or as we call it Rhubarbeque Sauce! It is a wonderful sauce that is perfect on grilled chicken or pork. It’s very easy to make and the recipe makes exactly four pints so you aren’t overwhelmed. I usually double the recipe and make eight pints. We enjoy it throughout the year.

This recipe can be processed in a water bath canner for storage in your pantry or frozen for storing in your freezer. Follow your manufacturer’s directions for using your water bath.

Rhubarbeque Sauce

2 quarts chopped rhubarb
1 ½ cups raisins
½ cup chopped onion
3 ½ cups brown sugar
½ cup vinegar
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt

Combine rhubarb, raisins, onion, sugar, and vinegar in a large saucepot.

Combine all ingredients except spices in a saucepan.

Combine all ingredients except spices in a saucepan.

Cook until thick, about 25 minutes. As the mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add spices; cook 5 minutes longer. Ladle the hot sauce into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace.

Ladle sauce into hot jars.

Ladle sauce into hot jars.

Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.

Yield: 4 pints

canning, rhubarb, prudent pantry

Rhubarbeque Sauce

Linked to: FrugallySustainable, FoodieFriendsFriday, SmallFootprintFriday, FreedomFridays, FromTheFarmBlogHop, LittleHouseInTheSuburbs, FarmGirlFriday, BackyardFarmingConnection, TheCreativeHomeAcreHop, TheChickenChick, HomemakerOnADime, TheGatheringSpot, TheBackyardFarmingConnection, TuesdayGreens, AHumbleBumble, EcoKidsTuesday, HealthyRootsHappySouls, BackToTheBasics, AnOregonCottage

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Never Miss a Post!


Find Me

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
Pinterest
RSS
INSTAGRAM

Nancy’s Archives