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Rhubarb Ketchup Recipe

Rhubarb Ketchup Recipe

I received this recipe from a friend about 15 years ago. It's a nice surprise for ketchup lovers, and so easy to prepare. The spicy flavor makes this one of the tastiest ketchups I've ever had! —Faith McLillian, Rawdon, Quebec
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling YIELD:48 servings


  • 4 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Place pickling spice on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasoning; tie securely with string. Add to saucepan. Cook 1 hour or until thickened.
  • 2. Discard spice bag. Cool ketchup. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-7 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 43 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Rhubarb Ketchup

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"Loved the flavor! Not ketchup though. I cooked on low for 3 hours and it still isn't that thick. Will use whenever a recipe calls for chili sauce and on top of meatloaf as well. I also used my immersible blender to smooth it out."

Reviewed May. 15, 2012

"exceptional flavor!"

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"The pickling spice over powered everything, will not be making again."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"This recipe is fantastic!!! My daughter who puts ketchup on everything loves it. I did use one reviewers suggestion to use the immersion blender to smooth it out. It's great and has become our replacement for good old tomato ketchup.

Thanks for sharing!!!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2010


I've served it on pork & it is finger lickin' good!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"After cooking the sauce down a bit, I used an immersion blender to smooth it out a little. It is absolutely wonderful with turkey burgers."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"This is terrific!! mmmmmm

I will never have store bought ketchup again."

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