Don't let the list of ingredients scare you - fresh rhubarb, red ripe tomatoes, and a plethora of wonderful spices - mustard seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, whole cloves, garlic, and cayenne pepper...
What a combination, but it is brilliant!
It only took a few minutes to get things going...preparing the rhubarb base, and then sautéing the onions and garlic until tender.
The spices are tied up in cheesecloth and easily removed after this wonderful sauce has simmered and thickened.
And the fabulous aroma! I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the house smelled while this was simmering on the stove!
Rich tomato taste, sweet rhubarb, and the most perfect collection of spices combine into the most fabulous savory sauce. We've already gone thru two jars - and hopefully I'll be able to get another batch or two made yet this summer.
Don't be confused by my double post on this recipe - I've decided (for the first time ever) that I need to make an additional post to make sure this is easily identified as Rhubarb Ketchup as well. So dang good!
We love this on grilled pork medallions, on burgers, and meatloaf - but it is equally as good licking off the end of your finger too! Hope that you enjoy this special recipe as much as my family does!
I know....it is just plain crazy!