Although it is the beginning of fall, the summer parties are over, and we are thinking about soup more than wings, it never hurts to have a damn good BBQ sauce recipe in your back pocket.
Who doesn’t love a good smoked wing dripping with some IPA honey bbq sauce? If you don’t, scroll on, if you do….well I have the recipe for you!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced onions
1 jalapeno diced
5 cloves minced garlic
3 cups of ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (I heard you trying to say it)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp spicy mustard
4 tsp brown sugar
1 16 oz can of Wonder Twins Powers Activate Double IPA
Salt and pepper to taste.
First, you can use this bbq sauce on anything, it doesn’t have to be wings, and they don’t have to be smoked. I’m an overachiever some days, and well, I like to smoke (not like that, y'all know what my day job is!) Now, crack open a cold WT and let’s get started!
Throw the oven on 350. Bake the wings (I seasoned them overnight with a basic spice rub of chipotle powder, ancho powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika).
Take a big ole drink and heat the oil up in a pot, add in the onions, and saute until translucent. Add in the jalapeno and let it go until it softens. I keep the seeds and vein in because I like it hot. Throw in the garlic. Saute for about three minutes then add the beer. I used about ¾ of the beer for the sauce and the rest to get sauced :-). Let that meld together for about 10 minutes and throw in the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and let it go for about five minutes, then turn down the heat. Simmer for about twenty minutes. This recipe was more sweet than heat, so if you like it hotter add in some more jalapeno, or your favorite hot spice. You can also throw in some hot sauce.
I bake the wings for about 40 minutes before throwing them on the smoker. If you aren’t going to smoke them I’d let them bake for about 50 minutes.
If you do smoke them, I go about 30 minutes at about 250. I put them right on the grate to get some char, and flip them about halfway through.
Finish your beer, and open another. Then, take the wings, toss in your sauce and enjoy!