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

Thu May 21, 2015

Sauced: Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

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Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.49 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% Of Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Dried Onions, Dried Garlic, Spice, Mustard Flour, Paprika, Potassium Sorbate
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
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Relying too heavily on sugar is this sauce's downfall, whose redemptive vinegar and spice gets drowned out completely by sweetness after being cooked.

Tue May 19, 2015

8 Awesome Hot Dog Variations

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Hot Dogs

Ketchup, mustard, relish: classic hot dog toppings, right? Yeah sure, but is anyone going to really give you props for that? If you really want to be a hero of the grill, it's time to step up your hot dog game and I have eight awesome topping ideas to help you do just that.

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Tue May 12, 2015

How to Grill Hot Dogs

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Hot Dogs

There's rarely a day in the summer when there aren't hot dogs in my refrigerator. No matter what fancy thing I may be grilling, they're always a welcome fallback for when a recipe goes wrong or I have guests over and need a little extra meat to throw on the grill.

On one level, cooking them is a somewhat foolproof process—they come precooked and their high fat content helps keep them moist even after they've been on the grill a little too long. But on another, there's definitely a difference between a good grilled hot dog and great one. Although it may sound a little counterintuitive, there are tricks to grilling these emulsified sausages that can make them the best they can be.

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Thu May 7, 2015

Sauced: Yuengling Bacon Flavored Barbecue Sauce

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Yuengling Bacon Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Yuengling Bacon Flavored Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.99 for 20oz at Yuengling
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Robust Molasses, Vinegar, Natural Hickory Smoke, Yuengling Larger Beer, Modified Cornstarch, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Natural Bacon Flavor, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Natural Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate, High Fructose Corn Syrup
Color
Brownish Marooon
Meatwave Rating
310
out of 10
Only in a Pinch
More Sauce Reviews

A standard mixture of barbecue flavors is taken down a notch with an artificial bacon undertone that clouds this sauce's potential.

Tue May 5, 2015

Grilled Jalapeño-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo

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Jalapeño Hanger Steak Sandwich

Everyone rejoice, Cinco de Mayo is here! In terms of eating holidays, this is my all time favorite due to the fact that I use it as an excuse to combine my love of all things Tex-Mex with my passion for grilling. It was that dynamic duo that led me to create this grilled jalapeño-marinated steak sandwich with charred onions and cotija mayo, which also just so happened to be one of the best sandwiches I have made to date.

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