Beer-B-Q Bull Horns

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup freshly ground hops
  • 1/4 cup freshly ground malted barley
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon hickory smoked salt
  • 2 (12-ounce bottles) American lager beer
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 16 chicken wing drumettes
  • 16 strips thinly sliced bacon
  • 16 heavy duty toothpicks
Directions
  • Preheat grill. If using charcoal, bank the charcoal on 1 side of grill. If using a gas cooker, light only one half of the grill.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, hops, malted barley, cumin, kosher salt, chili seasoning, pepper, celery salt, and smoked salt. Set aside.

  • In large bowl whisk 1 bottle of lager beer with 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture and the olive oil. Set aside.

  • In a saucepan, whisk together remaining bottle of lager beer and the barbecue sauce for a beer glaze.

  • For "bull horns", cut the skin and tendons around the base of the drumette. Push chicken meat up into a ball forming a "lollypop-like" shape. Wrap the ball of chicken meat with a strip of regular bacon. Secure the bacon to the drumette by skewering with a toothpick.

  • Place the bull horns in the bowl of marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour up to overnight.

  • Remove bull horns from marinade. Sprinkle generously with the spice mixture. Place on the indirect (unlit) side of the grill and close the cover.

  • Cook, turning occasionally, until chicken juices run clear and bacon is crispy, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Smother with the beer glaze, grill, turning often, to caramelize all over, about another 10 minutes.

  • Note: This recipe makes more spice mixture that you'll need, but will keep for several months in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place. Leftover beer glaze will keep in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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