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

Tue Nov 15, 2016

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

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Joe Joe's Hog Shack Carolina Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Joe Joe's Hog Shack Carolina Sauce
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Cost
$6 for 12oz at Joe Joe's Hog Shack
Ingredients
Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Sugar, Prepared Mustard, Hot Sauce, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Spices, Chili Pepper
Color
Bright Orange
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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A base of sweet tomato gives this vinegar sauce a balance that lessens the extreme tartness and heat that defines the average Carolina-style sauce.

Thu Nov 10, 2016

Crisp Roasted New Potatoes

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Crisp Grill-Roasted New Potatoes

I'm a visual person, so it takes a photo to really draw me into a recipe—it's rare for me to be compelled by a book or article lacking an accompanying glamour shot of the finished dish. It's an image that usually sticks in my brain, and while this recipe on Serious Eats of crispy roasted new potatoes was posted a couple years ago, the intoxicating photo of intensely wrinkled little potatoes never left my mind after I first saw it. So it might have taken me a while to finally get to cooking it, but without that photo, I likely would have never tried this excellent method for making potatoes.

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Tue Nov 8, 2016

Meateorology

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Meateorology

I notoriously hate leftovers. I always feel bad tossing any remaining morsels from a meal or Meatwave, but the reality is I save them in a guise of not being wasteful, but I know they're just going to sit in my fridge for a week until I deem them too old for consumption, at which point they ultimately get the boot. So it's a little odd that I architected my last Meatwave to result in an abundance of leftovers, but I had good plans for all those smoked meats, forming them into new dishes that even I would be eager to consume, and so was born Meateorology.

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Thu Nov 3, 2016

Texas-style Smoked Turkey

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Texas-style Smoked Turkey

You can bet beef ribs and brisket top my list of things to eat each time I'm in Texas, but I've oddly become drawn another meat that's growing more common around smokehouses in the Lone Star state—turkey. Yup, you read that right, my go-to has become a three meat trifecta, leaving to the wayside things like pork ribs and pulled pork, which usually aren't shining stars of Texas barbecue in my opinion. It's the simplicity that works so well with turkey—a mere salt and pepper rub and slow smoke renders a meat juicier and tastier than what often graces my holiday table. So with Thanksgiving on the horizon, I thought now was a fitting time to give Texas-style smoked turkey a try at home.

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Tue Nov 1, 2016

Sauced: Q Sauce Sa-weet

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Q Sauce Sa-weet

Sauce Stats

Name
Q Sauce Sa-weet
Produced by
Cost
$6.00 for 18oz at the Q Barbeque Store
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Granulated Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Worcestershire Sauce, Hydrogenized Vegetable Protein, Spice Blend, Chili Powder, Mustard Flour, Salt, Black Pepper, Ground Red Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ground Allspice, Sodium Benzoate
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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An extremely well balanced play between sweet, fruity, tart, and spicy that exists out of the jar and after being grilled puts Q Sauce Sa-weet in the top ranks of best all-purpose barbecue sauces.