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24 chicken wings

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 pound spicy sausage meat

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves

2 cups chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, including seeds and skin (fresh or boxed store-bought chopped tomatoes)

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup chopped parsley


Cup off the wing tips and save them for making stock. Cut the wings in half through the joint. Place a deep 12-inch pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil. When hot, add the sausage and onion. Cook until the onion browns, about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the garlic, oregano, tomatoes, heavy cream, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt. Add the wings and the tomato sauce to the onions. Bring to a low boil. Cover, turn the heat to low, and simmer until the chicken wings become very tender, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. This can be done 24 hours prior to serving.

To serve, bring the wings and sauce to a low boil. Cook until nearly all the sauce evaporates and forms a glaze around the wings. Stir in the parsley just before serving.

Beer Types and Serving Suggestions

Here are some favorite common beers, with some food pairing and serving suggestions:

  • Lager Smooth, light beer, slightly tangy
    Fish, Hamburger, Curry Dishes
  • Pale Ale Light, slight fruity ale
    Green Salads, Fish, Pork, Hamburger
  • Pilsner Light-bodied, mild malt beer with flowery aroma
    Light Soups, Pizza, Fish
  • Brown Ale Smooth, rounded beer with a nutty taste
    Chicken, Salad, Pork 
  • Bock Strong beer with caramel taste
    Chicken, Game, Creamy Desserts, Lamb, Sausage
  • Porter Dark ale with a rich taste
    Cheese, Beef, Barbeque, Fruity or Creamy Desserts
  • Stout Opaque, dry ale with a chocolate taste
    Shellfish, Chocolates, Rich Desserts or Rich Meats

Some other tips:

Beer is a delicious aperitif. Choose a light beer to serve before a meal.

Serve pale beers with light soups and heavy, malty beers with stews.

Light beers are delicious with green salads and vegetable courses.

Serving a chocolate dessert? A rich, sweet, dark beer is the perfect match. Fruitier beers work well with fruit desserts.

A strong sweet beer is a nice digestif, with or without a separate dessert.

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