Bourbon Street sauce has quickly become the go-to sauce in our house. It’s a very easy sauce to make, using ingredients I always have on hand. I put it on a lot of dishes, like these outstanding Bourbon Street wings. The sauce has a hint of Bourbon, with a little sweetness, and a little heat. Everything you want in a sauce.
I made chicken wings in a variety of ways, from deep-fried, to cooked in my Char-Broil Big Easy, to grilled. I recently picked up a Vortex, an insert for your charcoal grill that really concentrates the heat, which makes it possible to make crispy, tasty wings on a grill. What a great invention!
I tossed a family pack (3 or 4 pounds) of wings with a little oil and our Fire-Eater rub and let them ‘get happy’ while I lit up the charcoal. Then the wings went onto the grill, while I made up a batch of Bourbon Street sauce. In less than an hour we were enjoying Bourbon Street wings, and moaning in delight over just how great they were.
Also try my gold fever wings. Oh, how I do love wings!
I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook
that is full of my favorite wing recipes. Also check out my always-growing list of my favorite store-bought wing sauces
Bourbon Street Wings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 -8 servings
- 1 family pack 3-4 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes (tips saved for making broth)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Fire-Eater rub or your favorite seasoning
- 1-2 cups Bourbon Street sauce
Bourbon Street sauce has quickly become the go-to sauce in our house. It’s a very easy sauce to make, using ingredients I always have on hand. I put it on a lot of dishes, like this outstanding Bourbon Street burger.
Every bite of this monster Bourbon Street burger is exploding with flavor. It’s a messy burger, which is a sure sign that it’s good (the same rule applies to sandwiches, I think). The sauce will drip. The cheese will drip. And the drippings? Oh yes, very tasty indeed!
I use Weber’s burger presses to make my burger and slider patties. They really make making burgers a much quicker task. It also means I get consistent weight, shape, and thickness, which means I get patties that cook evenly, and each takes the same amount of time.
Bourbon Street Burger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Season patties with the Cajun seasoning.
Grill or cook the patties as desired.
Slather patties with Bourbon Street sauce. Don't be shy with it.
Top patties with cheese.
Toast bun, if desired.
Assemble burger by adding lettuce, patties, tomato, and onion to the bun.
Serve with plenty of napkins.
There’s nothing I love more than pulled pork, made on my Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker, mixed with a fantastic homemade sauce. My favorite sauce, for everything from chicken wings to pulled pork to burgers is my Bourbon Street sauce. For topping the perfect pulled pork sandwich I add either coleslaw or sliced onion and dill pickle. Either one gives the Bourbon Street pulled pork sandwiches a great crunchy, and the vinegar helps tone down a bit of the sweetness in the sauce. Every bite is perfect.
If you prefer your sauce on the Bourbon Street pulled pork sandwiches to be on top and not mixed in, I say go for it! When I am eating out I prefer to add the sauce myself. I order it ‘dry’, and ask for the sauce on the side.
Also try my shredded pork sandwich.
Bourbon Street Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Mix the pork with the sauce.
Add onion slices to the buns, top with the pork and sauce mixture.
Add a few dill pickle slices and the top of the bun.
There’s no doubt in our house that this Bourbon Street sauce has quickly become our favorite sauce. We used the first batch of sauce on chicken wings, and they were absolutely fantastic. A bit of sweet, a bit of heat, a hint of bourbon, and a ton of flavor. The very next time I slathered some Bourbon Street sauce on grilled burgers (and on the bacon I put on the burgers). They were just as insanely good as the wings.
From wings, to burgers, to smoked ribs, to pulled pork sandwiches, to grilled chicken, to hot dogs, to whatever you are cooking, this sauce is fantastic. It’s nice and thick, but not so thick to be gloppy. Perfect for brushing on anything.
Bourbon Street Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons red onion minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1-2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- 8 ounces chili sauce
- 8 ounces spicy barbecue sauce I used Weber Sweet'N Spicy
- 3 ounces Frank's RedHot wing sauce
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
Add remaining ingredients. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.
Optional: Let sauce cool slightly and puree in a blender, or use a hand blender to make the sauce super smooth.