Root Beer BBQ Wings Recipe. If you are in the mood for something a little different this summer, then try Root Beer BBQ Wings. I’m not kidding, they are actually pretty good!
Just get out a few cans of root beer, put them in the freezer, and then cook up some garlic, onions, some veggies, some seasoning, and either grill or pan fry the wings. Then, while they are still pretty cold, add some corn syrup and drink it and watch as they melt into the sauce.
Root Beer BBQ Wings Recipe – Summer Sizzle For the Soul
FOR THE SAUCE
- 3/4 c. root beer
- 1 c. ketchup
- 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
TO MAKE BARBECUE WINGS
- 3 lb. chicken wings
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire, lime juice, garlic powder and onion powder.
- Simmer until the flavors meld and the sauce reduces slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.
- To make wings: Preheat oven to 425°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a metal rack.
- In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place on wire rack and bake until golden and crispy, 55 minutes to 1 hour.
- Brush baked wings with barbecue sauce and broil until caramelized, about 4 minutes.
A really good trick to keep the flavor in the sauce is to let the mix to cool a bit before adding it to the meat. This will allow some of the cool mix to stick to the meat and absorb some of the flavors.
You can also serve these as a sandwich to go with chips. Put the wings between two slices of tomato, and top them with lettuce and dijonaise.
The sauce alone is so rich and delicious that you will not even miss the bread. It’s an awesome way to eat a fresh fruit and pickle.
Make sure that you take into account what your guests might like and include those as well when you serve them these traditional buffalo wings. And maybe you can let them try the Root Beer BBQ Wings before you do.