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

Tue Feb 21, 2017

Sauced: Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

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Heinz Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Heinz Kansas City Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce
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Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 19.5oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Distilled White Vinegar, Cane Sugar, Tomato Paste, Water, Dark Brown Sugar, Blackstrap Molasses, Salt, Corn Starch, Natural Smoke Flavor, Mustard Seed, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Natural Flavor, Anchovies, Onion, Garlic, Tamarind Concentrate, Oleoresin Paprika
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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This sauce delivers on its sweet and smoky promise while going even deeper with a nice tang, mustard-y bite, and slight heat that puts it a step above the standard bearer supermarket sauce.

Thu Feb 16, 2017

Indian-spiced Vegetable and Paneer Skewers

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Paneer Kebabs

There's a reason I rely heavily on skewers to feed my guests at a number of Meatwaves—they can be totally prepped beforehand, quickly grilled, and then easily consumed without the need for plates or utensils. My biggest problem with skewers though has been finding a variation for guests who are veggie inclined that can satisfy and fulfill in a way that sticks loaded with meat do. The only ones I've done so far that have meet that requirement were halloumi and veggie skewers, where that salty, squeaky Cypriot cheese added a heartiness that made a couple sticks feel like the start of a satisfying meal. So seeing cheese as a solution to a problem, I upped my veggie-friendly skewer game by taking on an Indian-spiced version featuring some excellent homemade paneer.

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Thu Feb 9, 2017

Broccoli with Hoisin-Ginger Glaze

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Grilled Hoisin Broccoli

Growing up, broccoli was one of the select few vegetables I would stomach. It was also one of the first vegetables I willing cooked for a meal—albeit I choose to batter and fry it, the fact that I made any veggie for myself was notable. As I grew out of juvenile eating, broccoli didn't become any less loved, although it became more rare as I opted for things like brussels sprouts, cabbage, and green beans instead. Given my warm history with broccoli, it's kind of odd that it wasn't until last year that I first took it to the grill, but now that I know how a hot fire makes it all the better, I'm ready to make up for lost time and this hoisin-ginger glazed broccoli is likely to be just one of what will become many recipes as I rekindle my flame with this green veg.

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Tue Feb 7, 2017

Sauced: Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce & Giveaway

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Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Joe Joe's Hog Shack Blackberry Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6 for 12oz at Joe Joe's Hog Shack
Ingredients
Corn Syrup, Blackberry Preserves, Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, Sugar, Apple Juice, Honey, Molasses, Hot Sauce, Prepared Mustard, Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice, Spices, Chili Powder, Liquid Smoke, Chili Pepper
Color
Purplish-Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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An upfront sweet, fruity profile is layered with vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, and mustard to give this blackberry sauce its barbecue stamp.

Thu Feb 2, 2017

ABTs

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ABTs

So The Meatwave's month long dedication to wings is now sadly over, but I'm not ready to move off party foods quite yet, especially with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend. Right behind my favorites of wings and mozzarella sticks in the finger foods category, are jalapeño poppers. These bacon-wrapped, cream cheese-stuffed peppers have been a go-to of mine for just about any type of celebration throughout the years. I've inevitably worked through many variations as well, like wrapping with sausage instead of bacon, doing an Italian take, and planking stuffed peppadews. One version of poppers I've always been aware of, but never tried myself, are ABTs—atomic buffalo turds—which throw a cocktail frank into the fold to make a snack infinitely more enjoyable than the name lets on.

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