Rhubarb Sloppy Joes

It’s Rhubarb Season again, which can only mean one thing: Our Savory Rhubarb Crusade hiatus is over! For this particular recipe, we decided to borrow from three past ones we’ve made (one not involving Rhubarb): Chipotle Rhubarb Tacos, Rhubarbeque, and Jackfruit Sloppy Joes. The result was a sweet/tangy/spicy chicken sloppy joe taco, and there were no leftovers at the end of dinner. We hope you enjoy!

Time: 45 Minutes


  • Ground meat of your choice. We used Turkey. Diced Jackfruit will also work.
  • Rhubarb
  • Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • For your Sauce:
    • Equal parts water and ketchup
    • Brown Sugar
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Cayenne Powder
    • Ground Cinnamon
  • Any other toppings you like…we went with baby spinach and kale.


  • Mix your sauce ingredients in a saucepan (it will be watery) and bring to a simmer. The brown sugar will cause significant thickening as it cooks.
  • Dice your onions, red peppers, and rhubarb.
  • Add a little oil to a large pan, and add in your onions, peppers, and rhubarb. Sautee until the onions turn opaque, and the rhubarb starts to “dissolve.”
  • Add your ground meat to your veggies, and cook until browned.
  • Pour in your sauce, and allow to finish thickening and coating your meat and veggies.
  • Scoop onto a bun or tortilla shells, devour, and enjoy!


    1. Thank you!!! We are enthralled by how versatile rhubarb can be! Hope you enjoy.

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