The NCAA tournament is over and there is mourning and nashing of teeth in the Goins household. Our beloved Heels lost at the buzzer and the pain was real, people. I was married into this craziness, but even I woke up with a slight depression the day after! We allowed Gibson to stay up over 2 hours past his bedtime! He stayed awake, so sad to see the boys in blue crying at the end of the game.
These BBQ wings though. They were winners! I got this recipe from my sister who got it from a friend who lives in Maine. I have adapted it just a little. It comes together quite easily and tastes really, really good. You can add more heat with either hot sauce or pinches of cayenne pepper. I opted for 2 good pinches of cayenne and it was just the right amount of heat for my family. This sauce would obviously be great on any meat, but we chose wings for the evenings festivities. Here’s how to make them:
Prepare the sauce. See recipe box below. Divide the sauce in half.
I used 4 pounds of wings. After taking them out of the package, I placed them on a large platter (you could use a bowl, too), and blotted them with paper towels to get them dry. I then drizzled a little olive oil over them, sprinkled them with salt and pepper and used my hands to get the oil and seasonings evenly distributed. I put them on a medium-hot grill and and cooked them for about 15 minutes, turning often. After they were nice and brown, I (oh, and when I’m saying “I” when it comes to the grill, I mean Brian) brushed on half of the sauce, cooking them another 4-5 minutes to get nice and carmelized and yummy. The remaining sauce I put in a large bowl and when the wings came off the grill I placed them in the bowl and gave them a good mix, coating the wings with fresh sauce.
Then I watched my children and husband eat 4 pounds of wings in one sitting. I asked if they thought 4 pounds was enough for our family (trying to get information for sharing this recipe with you). The kids were full; but Brian sheepishly said, “I could have used a couple more!” So, maybe 4 1/2 pounds of wings next time around?? Either way, the wings and sauce are winners in our book!
And so are the Tarheels. ALWAYS WINNERS!
- 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 dashes Tobasco sauce
- 1//4 teaspoon each, salt and pepper
- Stir all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Use asa dip or basting sauce for any meat.