Sizzling Through The Season- Week 6- Washington DC

Welcome to week 6 of Sizzling Through The Season. The Giants are home for the first time after being on the road the last two games. The Giants are facing another divisional rival in The Washington Football Team ( Still weird saying it but had to be done.)

Both teams are rebuilding and are in the bottom in the NFC East. Granted Washington has won one game so far this season, which came in week 1 so they are dying for a win. The Giants have came close every game so far this season minus the San Francisco game and have fell short.

Today I decided to make Mumbo Sauced Chicken Wings. I know a lot of people reading them have no clue what mumbo sauce is. People in DC eat it and put it on basically everything, such as wings, fries, burgers, its the town favorite condiments. They came out pretty well if I don’t say so myself.

Before I leave the recipe, I wanted to shout out my cousins Tom and Matt who have a bar in the DC area called HopScotch Bar and Grill! They, like everyone else in the restaurant industry, is having a tough go at things. They are doing everything they can to stay afloat. So if you are in the DC or anyone you know who is or who live there, be sure to look them up and try out many of their awesome food and drink specials. Be sure to tell them I sent you and they will be glad you did. HopScotch Bar and Grill is located 1837 1st Street NW, check out their website Until next week, Go Giants.

Mambo Chicken Wings


For the wings

4 pounds chicken wings separated

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoon olive oil

For the Mambo sauce

2/3 cup of ketchup

1/4 cup tomato paste

1/2 cup white vinegar distilled

1/2 cup apple juice

2 tablespoons of honey

2 teaspoons soy sauce

Hot sauce to taste (I used 1/4 cup of Frank’s RedHot)


For the Mambo sauce

  1. Place all ingredients into a small pot and simmer, stirring often for about 20 minutes until sauce is thick and reduced

For the wings

  1. Preheat oven at 400.
  2. Line cook sheet with foil and toss the wing with salt, pepper and olive oil
  3. Place wings in a single layer on cook sheet and bake about 30-40 minutes, flipping half way.
  4. To finish the wings, preheat grill at 400 and cook for about 2-3 on each side to get the grill marks.
  5. Toss the wings in the Mambo sauce and enjoy!

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