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

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
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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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Tue Apr 28, 2015

Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs

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Chicken Fajita Kebabs

I was never a chicken fajita type a guy—why settle for comparatively flavorless and dry chicken when you can have juicy, tender, and beefy skirt steak, a king among cuts. I held onto that unwavering opinion for a long time, until one day a few years I devised a marinade for chicken fajitas so delicious that I not only found myself enjoying them, I actually endorsed it as a recipe you really need to make. Even though I've remained steadfast in my use of beef for fajitas since then, there's been a lingering desire to make those chicken fajitas again. As I was working on a whole slew of skewers last summer, I thought why not give myself my fix, and threw a chicken fajita skewer into the menu line up with my other lamb, beef, and chicken creations.

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Thu Apr 23, 2015

Sauced: Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful

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Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful

Sauce Stats

Name
Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful
Cost
$5.95 for 19.5oz at Bluff City BBQ Supply
Ingredients
Tomato Concentrate Made From Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Brown Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Spices (Less than 2% of Onion Powder and Garlic Powder), Salt, and Natural Flavors
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful strikes a great balance between tangy and sweet with a bright and fresh tomato flavor that gets an earthy and spicy depth from a plethora of spices.

Tue Apr 21, 2015

Grilled Queso Panela with Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa

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Queso Panela

Yes, you can grill cheese. I'm not talking about cheese between two slices of bread—also grillable—but bare slices of cheese thrown directly over the flames. Longtime readers of this blog probably already know this thanks to my obsession by one of the greatest cheeses of all time—halloumi. Halloumi is a very firm, salty goat and sheep's milk cheese from Cyprus that's a bit too hard when it's cold, but turns wonderfully creamy and squeaky when grilled or pan-fried. While I'll probably always advocate for halloumi as the best grilling cheese, it doesn't have a monopoly on the genre, and I tried out a whole host of others last summer including this queso panela that I served with a roasted tomato and poblano salsa.

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