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Garlic Smothering Defense: Spicy Roasted Garlic Wing Sauce

Wings from the Asian grocery

A tasty, versatile sauce can be the MVP of any tailgate.  We put it on everything at the tailgate, tofu scramble burritos, vegan wings and veggie burgers. Sure, you can buy the bottled stuff or even grab a bottle from your favorite restaurant, but making your own sauce makes a big statement.  You control the flavors, spice and consistency.

I like to mimic some of my favorite sauces and try to improve on them.  This week I went after one of the most popular wing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, Spicy Garlic.  Great flavor and sneakily spicy, this sauce brings the hammer.  
For this sauce, I used garlic from my friend’s garden and roasted it for an hour or so.  Then I cooked down the vinegar base with a ton a spices.  Instead of oil, I used a flax egg and corn starch to thicken. When it was cooking down, I added water as needed and I don’t think it took away from any of the flavor.  This yields about 16 oz. so feel free to double it if you need more.  Enjoy!
Simmering sawwwce
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. hot chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp. ground flax mixed with 6 tbsp. hot water)
  • 1/4 cup water (and more as needed)
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  1. Cut the top off the garlic, add a little broth or water, wrap in foil and roast at 425 for an hour or so.
  2. While the garlic is roasting, add vinegar, spices and sugar to a sauce pot at medium high heat.  Simmer for 5-7 minutes
  3. Whisk flax egg and corn starch together. Add the to the pot.
  4. Cook for another 8-10 minutes on medium low heat.  Add water as necessary.  
  5. Add the sauce to a blender and squeeze out the garlic into the blender with the sauce.  Blend until smooth.
Bottling the sawwwce

Go Browns!
Take the burrito up a notch!