The Meatwave: Barbecue & Grilling Recipes, Reviews, Tips, and Tricks

Tue Nov 13, 2018

Sauced: Country Boy's Mustard Spice Num Num Sauce

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Country Boy's Mustard Spice Num Num Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Country Boy's Mustard Spice Num Num Sauce
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Cost
$5.99 for 10oz at Num Num Sauce
Ingredients
Mustard Paste, Tomatoes, Cane Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Spices, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salts, Vitamin C, Turmeric
Color
Orange
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Starting with an overall bright and fresh taste, this sauce leans heavily into mustard pungency to make it unique, but also delivers all the other layers of barbecue flavor in an extremely well balanced manner to make it a sauce work seeking out.

Thu Nov 8, 2018

Old Bay Potato Wedges

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Old Bay Grill Fries

Growing up in close proximity to Maryland meant their hometown Old Bay spice mixture was everywhere. While most equate this regional flavor with crab, my seafood aversion meant it represented something else to me, mainly popcorn and fries. Most all local movie theaters had a bottle of the stuff for shaking on tubs of popcorn, which was really the way I enjoy Old Bay more often than not, while there were numerous french fry shops, usually outposts of joints you find on the shore, that served their fries adorned with Old Bay. This seasoning is so ingrained as part of my personal food history that it felt like there was no way it could be omitted from a Mid-Atlantic influenced menu I served at a recent Meatwave. So it was destined that these Old Bay fries would be served that day and then make their way onto the blog as a result of that.

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Thu Nov 1, 2018

Baltimore Pit Beef

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Baltimore PIt Beef

This recipe for Baltimore pit beef has been a long time coming. It was on my radar as something I really want to develop a recipe for from my early days of cooking because it was somewhat familiar to me from past trips to Baltimore and also incorporated both my love for grilling and roast beef. I always kept it on the back burner though because I felt like I really needed a meat slicer to get the ideal thin and even cuts to get it right—I knew my lacking hand slicing skills would not be good enough. While in New York though, a meat slicer was not a practical purchase because the space it would require was never available in our apartment, then when I moved to North Carolina, I felt like I needed to be settled first before adding another bulky item to my kitchen. Well, it took over twelve years for the time to be right to add a meat slicer to my arsenal of tools, but it finally happen last winter when my mom gifted me a Chef's Choice model, and while some adverse weather put delays on earlier attempts to make Baltimore pit beef this year, it finally happen a couple weeks ago and the results were glorious.

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Tue Oct 30, 2018

Sauced: 17th Street Hog Warsh

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17th Street Hog Warsh

Sauce Stats

Name
17th Street Barbecue Sauce: Hog Warsh
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Cost
$18 for 3 18oz bottles at 17th Street Barbecue
Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar, Ketchup, Cane Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A super tangy vinegar sauce with a nice kick of heat, in the North Carolina tradition, makes this a solid choice for adorning piles of smoked hog.

Thu Oct 25, 2018

Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwiches

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Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwiches

It's kind of surprising how long I lived next door to New Jersey without ever knowing about one of the state's best inventions—Taylor pork roll. I also will never forget the first time I was introduced to this seasoned processed pork product that hails from Trenton while at a camping trip with a group of NJ-native friends who brought the stuff along to make some of the tastiest breakfast sandwiches I'd ever had. I was instantly smitten, but have left pork roll consumption to my times in New Jersey, which translates to rarely ever eating it. I noticed recently though that my local grocery carries it, and while preparing a Meatwave made of up of all Mid-Atlantic specialities, it seemed fitting to pick up a couple packages and start off the event with these pork roll sandwiches.

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