BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffles

It’s the beginning of waffle week and I hope y’all are ready to start the all-carb diet! I’ve got some great things in store but to start it off, I’m doing another spin on the classic chicken and waffles. Maybe you remember the Sweet Chili Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Chive Waffles? This time, I made a BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffle. The BBQ sauce was made using Smoke Jumper – a smoked imperial porter from Left Hand Brewing that packs the perfect amount of campfire smokiness. I never made a BBQ sauce before this one so I must say, I think I did pretty well. I’d describe it as ‘sweet heat’ where it starts of a little sweet and tangy (and of course smokey) and ends with spicy flavors. Top it all with some green onions and a dash of salt and you’re ready for a great meal on the patio.

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Anarchy Strawberry Jam

This beer-jam recipe has many uses….as you will see in our next post. But before we show you the most epic way to include it in a meal, we first have to tell you how to make it. Strawberries in the summertime are freaking amazing. Combine them with beer and make a jam – even better. Also, who would’ve though making jam is so darn easy? It literally takes 30 minutes from start to finish.  The beer we used – Anarchy by 4 Noses Brewing – is an hoppy strong ale that is slightly sweet with nutty biscuit flavors….and it’s absolutely delish. The problem is, Anarchy is exactly as its name describes, a rebel. Tommy, the head brewer at 4 Noses, says its set to change each time it’s brewed. So, if you’re not able to grab it before the recipe changes, go find something that’s a bit hoppy and fruity and you should be good to go.

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