Preparation Tips


Preparing meat or poultry to receive Havin’ An Affair Gourmet Barbecue Sauce is simple and easy, but requires patience. The results are well worth the wait!! 

Award Winning Wings


Deep fry medium sized chicken wings for 8-10 minutes in hot vegetable oil. Drain well. 
Coat wings generously with any of Havin’ An Affair's three Gourmet Barbecue Sauces and grill over mesquite charcoal or gas grill for 3-4 minutes, turning once after 2 minutes.


Re-coat wings in Havin’ An Affair Gourmet Barbecue Sauce and serve. 

Award Winning Ribs


Our preference is Baby Back Pork Ribs, but our sauce is great on any type of ribs.  


To prepare pork ribs, place rib racks on a gas grill at low heat for 12-15 minutes on each side, or until cooked through depending on size. Baste each side of rib racks generously with any of Havin’ An Affair's three Gourmet Barbecue Sauces at least twice, while continuing to grill for 3-4 minutes per side. This will ensure the flavor is fully developed and the meat falls from the bone! 

Additional Tips


  • Lighting charcoal - Don't dowse it with lighter fluid and set off a firebomb in your backyard. Options include minimal Lighter Fluid, Charcoal Chimneys, Electric Charcoal Starters, Self-Lighting Charcoal, Charcoal Lighting Cubes or simply a flame and patience. 

  • Grill hot dogs and hamburgers early while the coals are hot 

  • Grill chicken on medium coals 

  • Grill ribs over coals that have burned white and provide steady, even low temp cooking. 

  • Use of bastes or basting sauces often referred to as mops are the true heart of barbecue. These solutions keep the meat moist and infuse it with flavor while cooking. Use a good mopping brush and baste frequently with Havin' An Affair © Gourmet BBQ Sauce for events to remember. 

  • When frying wings if oil is too hot it breaks down and starts smoking. The oil you were relying on to prevent sticking and add flavor fails to perform and alters flavor. Avoid overheating fine oils for the best cooking results.