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

Thu Jan 1, 2015

Sauced: Three Little Pigs BBQ Sauce

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Three Little Pigs BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Three Little Pigs BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.49 for 19.5oz The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Ketchup, Molasses, Sugar, Cayenne Pepper Mash, Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Natural Smoke Flavor
Color
Mahogany
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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Three Little Pigs delivers on all the barbecue flavors you'd expect—tomato, sugar, molasses, and vinegar—in a balance that makes it unique, but not overly challenging.

Tue Dec 23, 2014

Steakhouse Kebabs

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Steakhouse Beef Kebabs

As I look a week ahead, the season of large hearty roasts quickly shifts gears into my favorite food group—party foods. New Years kind of kicks off a month long obsession with meals comprised of bite sized portions as I use New Years Eve and the end of the football season as excuses to fill my diet with all the wings, nachos, and stuffed jalapeños my heart desires. To mash-up finger foods with comforting steak—another item I let into my winter rotation in unhealthy quantities—I bring you these steakhouse kebabs, delivering big beefy flavor on a stick.

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Thu Dec 18, 2014

Sauced: Trifecta Original Barbecue Sauce

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Trifecta Original Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Trifecta Original Barbecue Sauce
Cost
$35.00 for 6 13.5oz bottles at Trifecta Gourmet Sauces
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, White Sugar, Red Onions, Contains Less Than 2% Of Salt, Jalapeño Peppers, Hot Pepper Sauce, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Citric Acid, Soy Sauce, Smoke Flavor, Onion Powder, Spices, Xanthan Gum
Color
Reddish-orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A bright and fresh flavor that brings in an excellent balance between sweet, tangy, and spicy makes Trifecta Original Barbecue Sauce a great all around choice suited for almost any barbecue or grilling need.

Tue Dec 16, 2014

Coke and Pineapple Glazed Ham

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Coke and Pineapple Glazed City Ham

I'm a ham fiend, but this sweet swine is usually relegated to a once-a-year occasion, when it takes center stage at my in-laws Christmas party. In that one night, I bask in the ecstasy of the cured and smoked meat, stuffing myself well beyond reason.

While I'm pretty well versed in ham consumption, when I was plotting to prepare one myself last fall, I realized that my experience cooking it was limited to a single prior attempt. Although it's a seemingly simple prospect—hell, the thing is already cooked—I learned that the devil is in the details and decided to do a test run, which led to this amazing Coke-and pineapple-glazed ham.

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Tue Dec 9, 2014

Spinach and Mushroom-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

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Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

A grand holiday like Christmas requires a fitting centerpiece on the table, and the enormity and richness of a large slab of beef seems an apt player for that role. For a special occasion such as this, I'd probably shell out for an incredibly flavorful rib roast, give it a lot of salt and pepper, roast it on the grill until medium-rare, serve, and then take my seat behind Santa in delivering some joy to the day.

Partly because that seemed too easy, and partly because a straightforward rib roast is covered territory, I wanted to take on a more involved beef project for my Christmas main, which is how I came to make this spinach and mushroom stuffed beef tenderloin.

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