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Rhubarb-Chipotle Sausage Recipe

Rhubarb-Chipotle Sausage


You don't need sausage casings to make these unique smoked pork sausages flavored with rhubarb and chipotle peppers, because they're smoked in soaked corn husks.


  • 2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • ¼ cup ruby port wine
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 5 pounds ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 30 dried corn husks, or as needed
  • kitchen twine


  1. Bring rhubarb, chipotle peppers with sauce, ruby port, and sugar to a boil in a saucepan; simmer over medium-low heat until rhubarb is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Blend the rhubarb-chipotle mixture in a blender until smooth. Place ground pork in a large bowl and thoroughly mix 2/3 of the blended sauce into the pork. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Form about 2 tablespoons of the pork mixture into a small patty and pan-fry the patty until browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes per side. Taste the patty and mix remaining rhubarb-chipotle sauce, salt, and black pepper to taste into the uncooked pork mixture (do not taste uncooked pork).
  4. Soak corn husks in warm water in a large bowl until softened, about 10 minutes. Heat a smoker to 250 to 275 degrees F (120 to 135 degrees C) and add wood chips to the smoker.
  5. Scoop up about 1/3 cup to a scant 1/2 cup of seasoned pork mixture and form into a sausage shape; place into a soaked corn husk and tie the ends of the husk with twine to enclose the sausage. If husk is too narrow to cover entire sausage, use 2 husks per sausage. Repeat with remaining husks and pork mixture.
  6. Smoke sausages in the preheated smoker until thoroughly cooked and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the thickest sausage reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 2 hours.

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Nutritional Information

Rhubarb-Chipotle Sausage

Servings Per Recipe: 30
Calories: 169.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 27 %
carbohydrates: 1 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 18 %
saturated fat: 21 %
cholesterol: 16 %
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents: 39 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 2 %
folate: 1 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 4 %
magnesium: 5 %
potassium: 6 %
sodium: 9 %
thiamin: 37 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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