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

Thu Feb 15, 2018

Char Siu Pork Belly Buns

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Char Siu Pork Belly Buns

Pork belly buns have become a theme for me over the past few years. The first ones I did used a sous vide and grilling double cooking method, then I started going for straight up smoked pork belly and had some pretty fantastic results doing them both in Texas- and burnt ends-style. Since you can never have too much of a good thing, I just kept rolling with my belly buns and have now a fourth incarnation to share, this time doing them up with a char siu sauce.

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Thu Feb 8, 2018

Herbed-crusted Grilled Mushrooms

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Herb Crusted Grilled Mushrooms

Mushrooms are such a great side for steak—they're heartiness stands up well against filling steak and their woodsy and earthy quality is a great compliment to intense beefiness. The only problem is that one too many times (once is really too often here), my wife and I have ordered the mushroom in steakhouses only be disappointed with sour, mushy canned mushrooms swimming in a pool of butter and not much else. So when cooking a couple steaks at home recently, I wondered if I were to make some shrooms worthy to sit alongside grilled beef, what would they be? The answer were these herb-crusted grilled mushrooms.

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Tue Feb 6, 2018

Sauced: Dr Smoke's BBQ Butter

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Dr. Smoke's BBQ Butter

Sauce Stats

Name
Dr Smoke's BBQ Butter
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 18.5oz from The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Water, Cane Sugar, Molasses, Tomato Paste, Vinger, Garlic, Salt, Spices, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Tamarind Concentrate, Onion Powder, Chipotle Pepper Mash, Tapioca Starch, Garlic Powder
Color
Dark Brown
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A mix of tomato, tamarind, and vinegar create a unique acidic stamp to this sweet and spicy sauce that delivers an excellent robust barbecue flavor.

Thu Feb 1, 2018

Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

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Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

Sadly, wing month is over, but before we return to our regularly scheduled program, I've got one more game-day themed recipe for all you Meatwavers—pull pork egg rolls! These actually come off a growing list of ideas to make use of a fairly consistent supply of pulled pork in my freezer. So hopefully this will start a new recipe trend for me of transforming meats I have stored in suspended animation into new and incredibly tasty things, and if these egg rolls are going to serve as an example, we're in for a streak of real winners.

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Thu Jan 25, 2018

Smoked, Fried, and Grilled Barbecue Wings

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Smoked, Fried, and Grilled Barbecue Wings

During last year's wing month, I made smoked and fried wings in a quest for the ultimate flavor and texture combo. I was pretty damn proud of what I achieved, then commenter Note went and said he goes the extra mile and smokes, fries, and then grills his wings. That left me feeling like I had only finished a 5k while he was out there winning a marathon and I knew that the triple cooking process needed to be the crowning achievement of wing month 2018. So, without further adieu, I present to you the trifecta of smoked, fried, and grilled barbecue wings!

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