First of all.. it was my birthday yesterday. Please sing for me. IF you don’t sing I won’t give you this super awesome recipe o! lol
On to today’s post… I’ve been obsessed with ribs & wings recently. I’ve made wings five times in the past week. And in huge quantities too.
Now I don’t buy bbq sauces, I make my own. The richness cannot be replicated from a bottle. The difference between made from scratch and the preservative bottled stuff is unbelievable. The first bbq sauce I ever made was a Honey Whiskey bbq sauce using American Honey Whiskey. It was amazing and was pretty much my go to bbq sauce for a while. Then I decided to branch out and try using different liquors and alcohols. It then occurred to me that it doesn’t have to be alcohol. Why not make my own bbq sauce using the regular house hold drinks we love?? So I got to experimenting… and you get to benefit from that!
I’m going to be posting a 5 part bbq sauce series. Heineken, Fayrouz Pineapple, Maltina, Legend Extra Stout and Star Radler. You should know that Star Radler is bae. My sister and I have turned it into juice. Can’t wait to post that recipe up.
The first sauce is an amazing Spicy Beer BBQ sauce using Heineken. It’s a great clean beer, light and refreshing and not too yeasty which I hate in a beer. It’s perfect for cooking. And since beer and wings are a classic combination as old as time, we are going to be coating some delicious wings in this spicy sauce.
1 can Heineken (plus half can for later)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Brown sugar
1/8 cup soy sauce (use half of a 1/4 cup measure)
1 tablespoon chili flakes
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon kosher Salt
2 kg chicken wings (tips cut off and separated)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cajun spice
1 tablespoon all spice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 200c
Rinse chicken wings and drain. Add your allspice, cajun spice, garlic, salt, black pepper and vegetable oil. Mix thoroughly till chicken wings are well coated with seasoning.
Line a baking tray with nonstick foil. Arrange your wings on the tray and cook for 25-30 mins or until cooked through.
While your chicken wings are in the oven, make your bbq sauce.
This is sooo simple.
Add all your ingredients except half a can of Heineken to a pot, give it a good whisk to incorporate everything. Place your pot over medium high heat and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, lower it to a simmer. Let it simmer for 45 mins- 1 hr , stirring occasionally, until it is nice and thick. You want to reduce it by a lot. You want it to get to a very thick almost unmoving consistency. Once you get there take it off the heat. You’ll probably be wondering what you’re going to do with the bbq sauce that can barely move. Don’t worry I got you!
Now add your half can of heineken. This will thin out your extra thick bbq sauce and give you that nice beer kick!
Take your wings out of the oven. Now you can use a brush to coat each wing with the bbq sauce but that’s just long for me. Transfer your wings to a pan/pot and pour your bbq sauce all over them. Stir over low heat to coat completely and to warm up wings and sauce. Serve immediately.
Till next time guys!!