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

Tue Jul 12, 2016

Sauced: Bare Bones BBQ Southern Sweet BBQ Sauce & Giveaway

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Bare Bones BBQ Southern Sweet BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Bare Bones BBQ Southern Sweet BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.99 for 18oz by contacting Bare Bones BBQ
Ingredients
Sugar, Ketchup, Water, Molasses, Cider Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Vanilla Extract, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Sugary sweet, but with enough barbecue backing and quality ingredients to give it character, Bare Bones Southern Sweet is likely a crowdpleaser.

Thu Jul 7, 2016

Salt and Pepper Beef Back Ribs

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Salt & Pepper Beef Back Ribs

I like to pride myself on my regular posting habits—one new recipe every week for all you Meatwavers. So you may have noticed last week came and went without a new recipe, and on top of that, it was leading up the grand Fourth of July grilling holiday, gasp! While I felt regret letting such a hugely meat-heavy period of time go without new content, I hope my excuse is somewhat good enough—the Meatwave was relocating to its permanent home.

Yup, after years and years of renting in New York, and then testing the waters here in Durham, my wife and I have found the right place for us and settled into our first home and with all the craziness of packing, moving, and unpacking, I had to let a few things slide and the blog happened to be one of them. But I'm never down for the count for long, and I'm back with what's both an appropriately simple, yet hugely beefy recipe for smoked salt and pepper beef back ribs.

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Thu Jun 23, 2016

Tostones with Grilled Skirt Steak

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Tostones with Skirt Steak

I have a running list of recipes where I can jot things down in any moment of inspiration. It's something I've maintained for many, many years, which means some of those items date back to my earliest days of grilling. One such long standing idea was to use tostones—fried green plantains—as a serving piece with steak and sauce adorning it, a nice little appetizer in my mind. I tend to build Meatwave menus from that recipe list—after forming a theme, I pick and choose from the list to assemble a grand feast. So it came to be at a recent Venezuelan inspired Meatwave that this tostones idea finally found a home, and I was sure glad it did.

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Thu Jun 16, 2016

Sous Vide and Grilled Pork Belly Buns

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Pork Belly Buns

My Anova Precision Cooker was totally an impulse buy when I saw I could still get in on the ground level during their Kickstarter campaign a couple years back. I never really felt the need to own a sous vide-style device before, but there was something appealing to having it at my disposal. After finally receiving it though, I couldn't think what I normally cook that I wanted to try to improve via sous vide, but then it hit me—pork belly! My pork belly has been alright, but never as soft and luscious as what I get in a restaurant, and saw a slow, controlled cook as being a way of bringing my belly game into the big leagues, and these buns certainly did that.

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Tue Jun 14, 2016

Sauced: Heinz BBQ Sauce Memphis Sweet & Spicy

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Heinz Memphis Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Heinz BBQ Sauce Memphis Sweet & Spicy
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Cost
Approximately $2.19 at your local grocery
Ingredients
Water, Dark Brown Sugar, Cane Sugar, Tomato Paste, Distilled White Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Salt, Spice, Cornstarch, Dehydrated Onion, Mustard Seed, Natural Smoke Flavor, Paprika, Xanathan Gum, Natural Flavor, Anchovies, Onions, Garlic Powder, Garlic Tamarind Concentrate, Natural Extractive of Paprika
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
More Sauce Reviews

A Heinz product developed by Memphis's Dan Brown from Leonard's Pit Barbeque, this sauce brings a great robust—yet balanced—sweet, spicy, and tangy flavor.